Wilson wins distinguished faculty award

Georgia Regents University professor Dr. Judi Wilson was honored at the University Senate Spring Assembly on March 14 as the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award for the College of Education.

“In addition to an active research agenda with presentations nationally and internationally, Dr. Wilson is an outstanding teacher, mentor and professional,” said Dr. Cindi Chance, Dean of the College of Education. “She exemplifies what is meant by ‘student-centered’ faculty member with a dual focus – passion for the student as well as the profession.”

In addition to her research and publications this year, Wilson also serves as an outstanding teacher and community advocate. She brings meticulous advisement, prompt and comprehensive student feedback, and intensive mentoring to students, adjunct instructors and faculty.

“Of significance is her work with teacher induction, providing support to new teachers both on the GRU campus and in the Richmond County and Burke County school systems,” said Dr. Linda Crawford, Chair of the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education.

She collaborates with local school systems to mentor and retain new teachers. She also serves as co-facilitator of GRU’s New Faculty Learning Community, directs the annual Impacting Student Learning Conference, and leads the College of Education’s participation in the national edTPA initiative.

“I am incredibly honored to represent the distinguished faculty in the College of Education,” Wilson said. “I am grateful for the support I have received from our administrators and school partners.  I enjoy the work I do and am blessed to be a part of the COE team.”

Wilson received her Ed.D in Educational Administration at Georgia Southern University in 2001. She also earned an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia, in addition to a B.S. in Education from Furman University. Before coming to Georgia Regents University in 2003, she taught elementary school in Athens, Perry, and Cochran, Ga., and also served as an elementary, middle school and district level administrator.



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