The Connecticut State University Board of Trustees (BOT) honored two WestConn professors for their exemplary work by presenting them with research and teaching awards.
Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Daniel Barrett was recognized with a Trustees Teaching Award. Barrett has been recognized by the university community as an engaging, committed and effective educator able to relate his content area expertise with the day-to-day learning process, promote the active participation of students in their own learning, advance the assessment of academic programs, build teaching mentorship relationships with colleagues, and lead and improve the university's advising system.
Associate Professor of Education and Educational Psychology Dr. Karen Burke received the Trustees Research Award. Burke has advanced the understanding of learning styles in children and adults, has translated this knowledge into curriculum development and assistance to school leaders and practitioners in Connecticut, nationally and abroad, and has promoted the evaluation of instructional strategies within educational accountability systems.