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Education faculty win award for top paper

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Associate professors of education Maureen Kincaid, Nancy Keiser and Kristine Servais were recognized at the American Institute of Higher Education’s 5th International Conference in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 29-Oct. 1, for presenting the conference’s top paper. 

As a result, their paper will be published in the “American Journal of Educational Studies.” Their award-winning paper is titled “Using a Collaborative Leadership Model in a Teacher Education Program” and addresses the advantages of collaborative rather than traditional leadership in teacher education programs and higher education. Their paper is dedicated to the memory of Lora Tyson, associate professor of education, who was instrumental in the movement to a collaborative leadership model. It was selected from a two-person blind review for a journal that accepts just 25 to 30 percent of papers submitted. The faculty were recognized and presented with a plaque at a reception Sept. 30 at the conference.