Faculty Member Elected into Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter of KDP

pphelpsPatty H. Phelps, Professor in the Department of Teaching & Learning, was recently elected into the honorary Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education.  The Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter was established in 2011 to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions of service to Kappa Delta Pi and exemplified its ideals and excellence in education.

Founded in 1911, Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is an international honor society that promotes scholarship, innovation, and excellence in the field of education. Dr. Phelps has been a member since 1985. She received the Distinguished Dissertation Award in 1988 after joining the UCA faculty in 1987. Dr. Phelps’ involvement in Kappa Delta Pi has spanned three decades. She served as counselor for UCA’s Pi Beta Chapter from1996 to 2001. At the national level, Dr. Phelps served for many years on the Publications Committee, followed by the Communications Committee and then became academic editor for the Kappa Delta Pi Record in 2002 until 2005. She has reviewed scholarship awards for the organization and served on the Nominations Committee as well as the Foundation Board. Currently, Dr. Phelps is a regular contributor to Educator Resources, KDP’s online newsletter.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter is composed of a maximum of 100 members whose appointment is for life. Membership is by nomination, recognizing KDP members with an extensive history of involvement and commitment to the honor society.

Dr. Phelps will be recognized and inducted during Kappa Delta Pi’s 51st Biennial Convocation in October 2017 held in Pittsburgh, PA.