Debra L. Ponec
Debra L. Ponec

Debra L. Ponec

Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Education

Position

  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Professional Education Core Classes, School Counseling Courses

Biography

Dr. Debra L.  Ponec earned her doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Administration at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a focus in foundations of education and school counseling.  She possesses masters degrees in Elementary School Counseling (Creighton University) and Special Education - Learning Disabilities (University of Nebraska - Omaha.)  Prior to coming to Creighton, Dr. Ponec taught special education classes for Omaha Public Schools and was an elementary school counselor within the Archdiocese of Omaha.
Dr. Ponec currently teaches graduate-level courses in Counselor Education and the foundations course within the initial professional sequence in teacher education.  Her research interests include guidance and counseling curriculum for public/private schools and program evaluation, building professional relationships within school communities, and integrating immigrant students and their families within school communities.  Dr. Ponec is co-author of Growing in Love: a Guidance and Counseling Curriculum for Catholic Elementary Schools which was published by the National Catholic Education Association.  She recently completed an immersion project providing insight to schools for the integration of immigrant students and their families.  Dr. Ponec is available for speeches, presentations, workshops, or school consulting related to guidance and counseling curriculum and programs and for designing curriculum and/or experiences for integrating all students within the school community.

Education

  • Creighton University - B.S. in Elementary and Special Education (1976)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha - M.S. in Learning Disabilities/Resource Teaching (1981)
  • Creighton University - M.S. in Elementary School Counseling (1989)
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln - Ed.D. in Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction (1994)

Certifications

Elementary Education K-6 Elementary Education K-8 Special Education Generalist Special Education Inclusion/Collaboration Specialist Elementary School Counseling K-6

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Ponec, Debra L. and Muskin, Mary Beth. Growing in Love: Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Curriculum for Catholic Elementary Schools. Washington, D.C., National Catholic Educational Association, 1905

Articles

  • The Education Department has as its foundations the theme, .Effective Leaders in the Jesuit Tradition.. The charisms of cura personalis, magis, men and women for and with others, and contemplation in action are at the foundation of academic, career/ occupational, and personal/social activities and events within the department. This recognition is part of the Conceptual Framework which guides all activities within all programs . undergraduate and graduate., Creighton University, 2012

General

  • Ponec, D.L. (2014). Title II annual report. (Report submitted to Title II Service Center – Westat. Federal Report Card), 2014
  • Ponec, D.L. (2014). NCATE/AACTE Joint Data Collection Report: Professional education date system (PEDS) annual report. (Report submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), 2014
  • Ponec, D.L. (2014). NCATE annual report. (Report submitted to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education), 2014
  • Ponec, D.L. (2013). Title II annual report. (Report submitted to Title II Service Center – Westat. Federal Report Card), 2013
  • Ponec, D.L. (2013). NCATE/AACTE Joint Data Collection Report: Professional education date system (PEDS) annual report. (Report submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), 2013
  • Ponec, D.L. (2013). NCATE annual report. (Report submitted to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education), 2013
  • Ponec, D.L. (2012). Title II annual report. (Report submitted to Title II Service Center – Westat. Federal Report Card), 2012
  • Ponec, D.L. (2012). NCATE/AACTE Joint Data Collection Report: Professional education date system (PEDS) annual report. (Report submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), 2012
  • Ponec, D.L. (2012). NCATE annual report. (Report submitted to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education), 2012
  • Ponec, D.L. (2011). Counselor education folio. (Report submitted to the Nebraska Department of Education), 2011
  • Ponec, D.L. (2011). Title II annual report. (Report submitted to Title II Service Center – Westat. Federal Report Card), 2011
  • Ponec, D.L. (2011). NCATE/AACTE Joint Data Collection Report: Professional education date system (PEDS) annual report. (Report submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), 2011
  • Ponec, D.L. (2011). NCATE annual report. (Report submitted to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education), 2011
  • Ponec, D.L. (Spring, 2010). The role of confidentiality in school counselor-administration collaboration. NSCA Newsletter, 7-9., National Strength Coaches Association Newsletter, 2010
  • Ponec, D.L. (Spring, 2009). Integrating immigrant students and their families within school communities. NSCA Newsletter, 4-6., National Strength Coaches Association Newsletter, 2009
  • Ponec, D.L., & Muskin, M.B. (2007). Growing in love: A guidance and counseling program for Catholic elementary schools. Washington, D.C.: National Council on Catholic Education. (Main author), 2007
  • Ponec, D.L. (2006). Identifying, integrating, and assessing values in teacher education programs. International Journal on Learning., International Journal of Learning, 2006
  • Ponec, D.L. (2006). Title II annual report. (Report submitted to Title II Service Center – Westat. Federal Report Card), 2006
  • Ponec, D.L. (2006). NCATE/AACTE Joint Data Collection Report: Professional education date system (PEDS) annual report. (Report submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), 2006
  • Ponec, D.L. (2006). NCATE annual report. (Report submitted to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education), 2006
  • Ponec, D.L. (2005). Title II annual report. (Report submitted to Title II Service Center – Westat. Federal Report Card, 2005
  • Ponec, D.L. (2005). NCATE/AACTE Joint Data Collection Report: Professional education date system (PEDS) annual report. (Report submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), 2005
  • Ponec, D.L. (2005). NCATE annual report. (Report submitted to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education), 2005
  • Ponec, D.L. (2004). Title II annual report. (Report submitted to Title II Service Center – Westat. Federal Report Card), 2004
  • Ponec, D.L. (2004). NCATE/AACTE Joint Data Collection Report: Professional education date system (PEDS) annual report. (Report submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), 2004
  • Ponec, D.L. (2004). NCATE annual report. (Report submitted to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education), 2004
  • Ponec, D.L. (Ed.) (2003). Nebraska Department of Education institutional self-study. Omaha, NE: Creighton University. (Main Author), 2003
  • Ponec, D.L. (Ed.) (2003). National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education continuing accreditation report. Omaha, NE: Creighton University. (Main Author), 2003
  • Ponec, D.L. (2003-2005). Sunday school corner. (Available: www.ststephenanglicanchurch.org) Omaha, NE ***Supplementary materials developed for Sunderland, C. (Ed.) (2000) The American church union church school series. Berkeley, CA: The American Church Union. This church school series is the material that is advocated by the national church – The Anglican Province of Christ the King (www.anglicanpck.org), 2003
  • Ponec, D.L. (2003). Title II annual report. (Report submitted to Title II Service Center – Westat. Federal Report Card), 2003
  • Ponec, D.L. (2003). NCATE/AACTE Joint Data Collection Report: Professional education date system (PEDS) annual report. (Report submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), 2003
  • Ponec, D.L. (2003). NCATE annual report. (Report submitted to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education), 2003
  • Ware, M.E., & Ponec, D. L. (2002). Lessons from life: A journey from lifelong learning. In S.F. Davis & W. Buskist (Eds.). The teaching of psychology: Essays in honor of Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers., 2002
  • Ponec, D.L. (2002). Title II annual report. (Report submitted to Title II Service Center – Westat. Federal Report Card), 2002
  • Ponec, D.L. (2002). NCATE/AACTE Joint Data Collection Report: Professional education date system (PEDS) annual report. (Report submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), 2002
  • Ponec, D.L. (2002). NCATE annual report. (Report submitted to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education), 2002
  • Ponec, D.L. (2001). Title II annual report. (Report submitted to Title II Service Center – Westat. Federal Report Card), 2002
  • Ponec, D.L. (2001). NCATE/AACTE Joint Data Collection Report: Professional education date system (PEDS) annual report. (Report submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), 2001
  • Ponec, D.L. (2001). NCATE annual report. (Report submitted to the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education), 2001
  • Ponec, D. L., & Brock, B. (2000). Relationships among elementary school counselors and principals: A unique bond. Professional School Counseling, 3(3). 208-217. (Main author)., 2000
  • Ponec, D.L. (2000). NCATE/AACTE Joint Data Collection Report: Professional education date system (PEDS) annual report. (Report submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), 2000
  • Ponec, D. L., & Dickel, C. T. (1999). School counselors and referrals: A negotiated beginning. TCA Journal, 27(1), 44-49. (Main author), 1999
  • Ponec, D.L. (1999). NCATE/AACTE Joint Data Collection Report: Professional education date system (PEDS) annual report. (Report submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), 1999
  • Brock, B., & Ponec, D. L. (1998). Principals and counselors: Creating effective elementary school counseling programs. Educational Considerations, 26(1), 33 -37., 1998
  • Ponec, D. L., Poggi, J. A., & Dickel, C. T. (1998). Developing effective relationships between school and community counselors. Professional School Counseling, 2(2), 95-102. (Main author), 1998
  • Ponec, D.L. (1998). NCATE/AACTE Joint Data Collection Report: Professional education date system (PEDS) annual report. (Report submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), 1998
  • Ponec, D. L. (1997) African-American females: A theory of educational aspiration. Lincoln, NE: Symposium on African-Americans and their Great Plains Experiences (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 415 457), p. 32, 1997
  • Brock, B. L., Ponec, D. L., Hamman, V., Nelson, L., & Goff, L. (1996). The administration of Nebraska public schools: Present perceptions and future needs. Educational Considerations, 24(1), 29-32. (Co-author with Brock, 1996
  • Ponec, D. L., Brock, B., Hamman, V., Goff, L., & Nelson, L. (1996). Present performance and future needs of guidance and counseling programs in Nebraska: Where do we go from here? The Nebraska Counselor, 27(1), 5-15. (Co-author with Brock), 1996
  • Brock, B., Ponec, D. L., Hamman, V., Nelson, L., & Goff, L. (1995). The changing face of Nebraska: Implications for administrators, counselors, and teachers. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Education, p. 140. (Co-author with Brock; primary investigator for grant research)., 1995
  • Dickel, C. T., & Ponec, D. L. (1991). Administrators’ perceptions of an elementary counseling role: Actual and ideal. Nebraska Counselor, 22(1), 20-25., 1991
  • Ponec, D.L. (present). Building inclusive communities: Strategies for integrating immigrant/refugee families. (Under contract with National Catholic Education Association)
  • Ponec, D.L., (present). Growing in love: A guidance and counseling program for Catholic elementary schools – Special topics. Washington, D.C.: National Council on Catholic Education (under contract).

Presentations

  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (October, 2014). Lincoln, NE, (President-Elect and Participant), 2014
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (October, 2014). Lincoln, NE(Institutional Representative), 2014
  • Association for Jesuit Colleges and Universities – Education Council (September, 2014) St. Louis, MO (Member-at-Large), 2014
  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (June, 2014). Lincoln, NE, (President-Elect and Participant), 2014
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (June, 2014). Lincoln, NE(Institutional Representative), 2014
  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (March, 2014). Lincoln, NE, (President-Elect and Participant), 2014
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (March, 2014). Lincoln, NE(Institutional Representative), 2014
  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (June, 2013). Lincoln, NE, (President-Elect and Participant), 2013
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (June, 2013). Lincoln, NE(Institutional Representative), 2013
  • St. John’s University Think Tank (June, 2013). New York City, NE One of 28 Deans or Chairs of Education at Catholic universities invited to discuss policy issues surrounding PK-12 Catholic education., 2013
  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (March, 2013). Lincoln, NE, (Participant), 2013
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (March, 2013). Lincoln, NE(Institutional Representative), 2013
  • 4th Paris International Conference on Education, economy, and Society (July, 2012). Paris, France. “Building Inclusive Communities: Strategies for Integrating Immigrant/Refugee Families.” (Accepted, but unable to present due to finances)., 2012
  • 3rd Paris International Conference on Education, economy, and Society (July, 2011). Paris, France. “Building Inclusive Communities: Strategies for Integrating Immigrant/Refugee Families.” (Accepted, but unable to present due to mother’s illness)., 2011
  • North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervisors (October, 2010). Chicago, IL “Integrating Immigrant Students and Their Families into School Communities” (Presenter)., 2010
  • Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values (February, 2010). Floriday State University, Tallahassee, FL “Counselor Education Programs and Values: Ignatian Spirituality” (Presenter)., 2010
  • Nebraska Counseling Association (September, 2009). Omaha, NE “The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children: Implications for Counselors (Co-presenter), 2009
  • American School Counseling Association (June, 2009). Dallas, TX “A School Counselor’s Role in Integrating Immigrant Students” (Accepted, but unable to present due to family illness)., 2009
  • North Central Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (October, 2008). Indianapolis, IN “Integrating Immigrant Students and Their Families within School Communities: A School Counseling Perspective” and “Counselor Education Programs and Values: Ignatian Spirituality” (Presenter)., 2008
  • National Catholic Education Association Conference (March, 2008). Indianapolis, IN “Building Relationships: Integrating Immigrant Students and their Families in Elementary Schools.” (Presenter)., 2008
  • Omaha Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Conference (October, 2007). Omaha, NE A workshop offered to counselors in Catholic Elementary Schools featuring “Growing in Love: Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Curriculum for Catholic Elementary Schools.” (Presenter)., 2007
  • 2007 National CASTL Institute (June, 2007). Chicago, IL (Institutional Representative)., 2007
  • National Catholic Education Association Conference (April, 2007). Baltimore, MD “Growing in Love: Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Curriculum for Catholic Elementary Schools.” (Presenter)., 2007
  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (June, 2006). UNK, Kearney, NE (Past-President and Participant), 2006
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (June, 2006). UNK, Kearney, NE (Institutional Representative), 2006
  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (March, 2006). , Lincoln, NE (Past-President and Participant), 2006
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (March, 2006). , Lincoln, NE (Institutional Representative), 2006
  • Institute on College Student Values (February, 2006). Florida State University., 2006
  • National Conference on Educational Dispositions (November,2005). Eastern Kentucky University., 2005
  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (October, 2005). NSEA, Lincoln, NE (Past-President and Participant), 2005
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (October, 2005). NSEA, Lincoln, NE (Institutional Representative), 2005
  • Association for Jesuit Colleges and Universities – Education Deans and Chairs (September, 2005) Baltimore, MD (Treasurer and Participant) Theme: Social Justice in Teacher Education; On-line Education., 2005
  • Ponec, D.L., 12th International Conference on Learning (July, 2005). Granada, Spain. “Values: Where Do I Get Some?” (Presenter)., 2005
  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (June, 2005). Chadron State College, Chadron, NE (President and Participant), 2005
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (June, 2005). Chadron State College, Chadron, NE (Institutional Representative), 2005
  • Ponec, D. L., National Catholic Education Association Conference (April, 2005). Philadelphia, PA. “Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Programs for Catholic Schools (Presenter)., 2005
  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (March, 2005). Midland College, Fremont, NE (President and Participant), 2005
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (March, 2005). Midland College, Fremont, NE (Institutional Representative, 2005
  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (October, 2004). Grace University, Omaha, NE (President-Elect and Participant), 2004
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (October, 2004). Grace University Omaha, NE (Institutional Representative), 2004
  • Association for Jesuit Colleges and Universities – Education Deans and Chairs (September, 2004) Los Angeles CA (Conference Co-Chair and Participant) Theme: Social Justice in Teacher Education., 2004
  • Ponec D.L., American School Counselor Association Conference, Reno, NV (June 2004), “So, You’re an Elementary School Counselor, Now What?” – (Presenter), 2004
  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (March, 2004). NSEA, Lincoln, NE (President-Elect and Participant), 2004
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (March, 2004). NSEA, Lincoln, NE (Institutional Representative), 2004
  • American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (February, 2004) Chicago, IL (Participant), 2004
  • American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (January, 2003) New Orleans, LA (Participant), 2003
  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (March, 2003). Concordia College, Seward, NE (President-Elect and Participant), 2003
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (March, 2003). Concordia College, Seward, NE (Institutional Representative), 2003
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (March, 2003). Concordia College, Seward, NE (Institutional Representative), 2003
  • Association for Jesuit Colleges and Universities – Education Deans and Chairs (October, 2003) New York City, NY (Conference Chair and Participant) Theme: Catholic Identity in Teacher Education., 2003
  • Nebraska Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (October, 2003). Hastings College, Hastings, NE (President, Meeting Chairperson, and Participant), 2003
  • Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (October, 2003). Hastings College, Hastings, NE (Institutional Representative), 2003
  • North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (October, 2003) Cincinnati, OH (Executive Committee: Member-at-Large; Awards Chairperson and Participant), 2003
  • American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (January, 2002) New York City, New York (Participant), 2002
  • CCAS Deans Workshop for Collaboration (March, 2002) St. Louis, MO (Participant), 2002
  • Association for Jesuit Colleges and Universities – Education Deans and Chairs (October, 2002) Cleveland, OH (Participant, 2002
  • Muskin, M., Ponec, D.L., Smith, J., & White, L. (2001). Acceptance Through Assessment: Counselor Education Programs, An Opportunity for Growth and Reflection. North Central ACES Conference, Chicago, IL (Presented by Muskin, Smith, and White.), 2001
  • American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (March, 2001) Dallas, Texas (Participant), 2001
  • Association for Jesuit Colleges and Universities – Education Deans and Chairs (October, 2001) Chicago, IL (Participant, 2001
  • CCAS New Chairs Workshop (March, 2000) Charlotte, NC (Participant), 2000
  • Ponec, D.L., & Muskin, MB. American School Counselor Association Conference, Cherry Hill, NJ (June 2000) “Partnerships in developing A Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Curriculum: Collaboration Among University and Catholic School Settings.”, 2000
  • Muskin, MB, & Ponec, D.L. North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Indianapolis, IN (October 2000) “Redesigning Counselor Education for the New Millennium.”, 2000
  • Ponec, D. L., & Dickel, C. T. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Convention, New Orleans, LA (October 1999) “The Evolution of the Reflective Practitioner: Counselor Education in the New Millennium” (Presented by Ponec), 1999
  • Ponec, D. L., & Brock, B. American School Counseling Association, Phoenix, AZ (June 1999) “Relationships Between Counselors and Principals: A Unique Bond” (Presented by Ponec), 1999
  • Ponec, D. L., & Brock, B. Nebraska Counseling Association, Lincoln, NE (September 1998) “Relationships Between Counselors and Principals: A Unique Bond” (Presented by Ponec), 1998
  • Brock, B., & Ponec, D. L. National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Juneau, Alaska (August 1998) “Principals and Counselors: Creating Effective Elementary School Counseling Programs” (Presented by Brock), 1998
  • Ponec, D. L., & Dickel, C. T. Nebraska Counseling Association, Omaha, NE (October 1997) “Focus on Teamwork: Relationships Between School Counselors and Teachers” (Co-presented), 1997
  • Ponec, D. L., & Dickel, C. T. American Counseling Association World Conference, Orlando, FL (April 1997) “Focus on Teamwork: Relationships Between School Counselors and Teachers” (Presented by Ponec), 1997
  • Ponec, D. L. Center for Great Plains Studies: African Americans and the Great Plains, Lincoln, NE (February 1997) “African-American Females: A Theory of Educational Aspiration”, 1997
  • Ponec, D. L., Poggi, J., & Dickel, C. T. Nebraska Counseling Association, Kearney, NE (October 1996) “Unity: Developing Relationships Between School and Community Counselors” (Presented by Ponec), 1996
  • Dickel, C. T., & Ponec, D. L. National Association for Counselor Education, Portland, OR (October 1996) “Infusing a Prevention Philosophy into Counseling Education Programs” (Co-presented), 1996
  • Ponec, D. L., Poggi, J., & Dickel, C. T. American Counseling Association World Convention, Pittsburgh, PA (April 1996) “Convergence: Developing Relationships Between School and Community Counselors” (Presented by Ponec), 1996
  • Hollwitz, J., Danielson, M., & Ponec, D. L. Educational Empowerment of Minority Youth: Perspective for the Twenty-First Century, Brooklyn College, New York City (November 1995) “Implications for Schema and Self-Efficacy Theories for Workers from Disadvantaged Groups” (Presented by Ponec), 1995
  • Ponec, D. L. Annual Fall Conference – Archdiocese of Omaha (September 1995) “Developing Effective School Counseling Programs – Elementary and Secondary Levels”, 1995
  • Ponec, D. L., Brock, B., & Hamman, V. Nebraska Counseling Association, Lincoln, NE (September 1995) “The Changing Face of Nebraska: Implications for Counselors”, 1995
  • Dickel, C. T., & Ponec, D. L. Nebraska Counseling Association, Lincoln, NE (September 1995) “Negotiating Outcome Goals in Referrals to School Counselors”, 1995
  • Ponec, D. L. YMCA Summer Fun Club Training, Omaha, NE (May 1995) “Child Development and Diversity”, 1995
  • Ponec, D. L. Conference on Cultural Diversity, Creighton University Retreat, Omaha, NE (April 1995) “Multiculturalism in Education”, 1995
  • Ponec, D. L. Minority Student Today Conference (October 1994) “African-American Females: A Theory of Educational Aspiration”, 1994
  • Ponec, D. L. Nebraska Counseling Association Convention, Kearney, NE (September 1993) “Exploring African-American Females’ Choice of Post High School Education”, 1993
  • Ponec, D. L. Nebraska Counseling Association Convention, Kearney, NE (November 1989) “Administrators Perception of An Elementary Counseling Role: Actual and Ideal”, 1989

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Foundations of Education Elementary School Counseling Guidance and Counseling Curriculum
    Immigrant and Refugee Students and their families

Current Research Projects

  • Updating curriculum for guidance and counseling in Catholic Elementary Schools How school counselors can support immigrant and refugee students and their families

Grant Funding Received

  • AEA Grant – Creighton University (2009-2010), “Procedures for Integrating Ignatian Charisms into Counselor Education Programs”
  • SoTL Grant – Creighton University (2004-2005), “Embedding and Assessing Values”
  • PT3 Grant – State partnership grant (2000-2003)
  • NPQTE – State partnership grant (2000-2003)
  • Institutional Research and Assessment Grant (Summer, 2000)
  • Center for the Study of Children’s Issues, 1999, $960, funded, principal investigator
  • DeWitt Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund – Nebraska Network for Educational Renewal (NeNER), 1999, $1560, funded, principal investigator
  • Nebraska Department of Education/University of Nebraska-Lincoln Partnership, 1994-1995, $5000, funded, principal investigator
  • Graduate Committee – Center for Curriculum and Instruction for Study and Policy Issues in Education, 1994, $3000, funded, principal investigator

Awards and Honors

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