Dean Diana Pounder, Ph.D., was recognized at the April 2015 American Education Research Association Conference (AERA). AERA is a professional organization of educational researchers nationally, and its annual conference typically attracts approximately 15,000 participants and presenters. The Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership Special Interest Group awarded her their Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for her research and service contributions to leadership preparation and program evaluation.
Additionally, Dr. Pounder served as a faculty mentor to educational leadership doctoral candidates participating in the AERA-Division A/UCEA Dave Clark Seminar. Clark Seminar faculty mentors provide guidance to competitively selected doctoral students about their dissertation work, their career paths, and their professional growth and achievement.