2014 Faculty Award Winner: Dr. Robert Harrington
Robert Harrington, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education, is being recognized for his work on social climate and education. Dr. Harrington researches and teaches on topics of educational belonging, positive learning environments and constructive discipline. His research and writings have been utilized to make classroom environments more welcoming to all students, no matter race, sex, disability, learning style, ethnicity, language, age, class, among others, and thus lead to better educational outcomes.
Quote from Nomination: "He has shown his commitment to the issues surrounding social climate and social sustainability in the schools and classrooms not only in Kansas but in other states and countries. He is in demand for his expertise in this area and in fact, for example, most recently has been asked to consult with an official from Queensboro College in NYC to help them to develop their own University Bullying Policy that would include the concept of social sustainability and how to create a positive social climate."
Nominator: Seungyeon Lee, Doctoral Advisee of Professor Robert G. Harrington