Distinguished Academic Departmental Award

The Pitt School of Education honors outstanding alumni with the Distinguished Departmental Award across the following units:

  • Department of Instruction and Learning
  • Department of Health and Physical Activity
  • Department of Administrative and Policy Studies
  • Department of Psychology in Education

All alumni with at least 10 years of professional experience are eligible to receive the award. Alumni can be nominated by fellow alumni or by faculty within the department.


Department of Instruction and Learning

Tsipy Gur (2019)

Judith Summerfield (2018)

Diane Pomeroy Wormsley, PhD (2017)

JoAnne E. Burley, PhD (2016)

Kay Alicyn Ferrell, PhD (2015)

Sean McComb (2014)

Beverly K. Michael, PhD (2013)

Jacqueline Lee Dempsey, PhD (2012)

Walt A. Stoy, PhD (2011)

Mary Cataldi, EdD (2010)

Richard David Wertheimer, EdD (2009)

Richard P. Mathews, MEd (2007)

Department of Health and Physical Activity

Robert Spina (2019)

Jennifer Pintar (2018)

Enzo Cafarelli, PhD (posthumous, 2017)

John R. Tomayko, PhD (2016)

Andrea M. Kriska, PhD (2015)

Robert Robertson, PhD (2014)

Alan C. Utter, PhD (2013)

Patricia A. Nixon, PhD (2012)

Carl J. Caspersen, PhD (2011)

Paul Morgan Ribisl, PhD (2010)

Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD (2009)

Donna Sanft, MEd (2008)

Kent B. Pandolf, PhD (2007)

Department of Administrative and Policy Studies

Patrick O'Toole (2019)

Amy Pfender (2018)

Donna L. Imhoff, PhD (2017)

Gloria P. Hill, PhD (2016)

Erica Kolat, EdD (2015)

Cynthia Reed, EdD (2014)

Carol Wooten, EdD (2013)

S. Allen Condeluci, PhD (2012)

Gregg S. Margolis, PhD (2011)

Maria Eugenia Piantanida, PhD (2010)

Namgi Park, PhD (2009)

Charlene Mickens Dukes, EdD (2008)

Yidan Wang, PhD (2007)

Department of Psychology in Education

Matthew Fasano-McCarron (2019)

Denise Esposto (2018)

Michelle Figlar (2017)

Bernard E. Beidel, MEd (2016)

Hedda Sharapan, MS (2015)

Antoinette Y. Farmer, PhD (2014)

Natalie Kaplan, MEd (2013)

Pamela Moss, PhD (2012)

Jennifer Engel, MS (2011)

Larry Irwin Edelman, MS (2010)

Richard C. Carney, MS (2009)

James E. Hughes, PhD (2009)

Dr. Dale H. Curry, PhD (2008)

Merle D. Griff, PhD (2008)

Sister Madeleine Rybicki, MS (2008)

Marjorie D. Kostelnik, PhD (2007)