2 years ago

Gina Riley Receives 2022 Presidential Award for Excellence

President Jennifer J. Raab announced the 2022 Presidential Awards for Excellence on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Gina Riley, Program Leader of the Adolescent Special Education Program, received the Excellence in Teaching award. Dr. Riley has over fifteen years experience working with teens diagnosed with learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders. She is also a seasoned academic, with years of teaching, research, and supervisory experience within the fields of special education, psychology, school psychology, and mental health counseling. In addition, Dr. Riley has extensive experience in online education and distance learning at the college/university level. She is known internationally for her work in the fields of homeschooling, unschooling, and self-directed learning.

Congratulations to Gina and all the awardees!

Excellence in Scholarship or Creative Activity

  • Joe McElhaney – Film and Media Studies
  • Seun Ogunwobi – Biological Sciences

Applied Scholarship

  • David Himmelstein and Stephanie Woolhandler – School of Urban Public Health

Excellence in Teaching

  • Gina Riley – Special Education

Excellence in Service

  • Barbara Ravida – Nursing

Cecile Insdorf Adjunct Faculty Award

  • Antonia Schroeder – Speech-Language Pathology

Lifetime Award

  • Mimi Abramovitz – Social Work