Sheridan Receives First Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Susan Sheridan recently became the inaugural recipient of the Department’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Photo of Children learningDr. Sheridan, who earned her PhD here in ’89, is the director of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools and the George Holmes University Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

She received the award after giving a presentation on her work to a packed room of Ed Psych faculty, students and others from the campus community. Specifically, her talk highlighted her research on Teachers and Parents as Partners (previously known as conjoint behavioral consultation), a family-school partnership intervention that supports children’s development by engaging families, strengthening family-school connections, and building parent and teacher competencies.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sheridan on the award and thanking her for her many years of groundbreaking research and inspiring service to our field!

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