Lloyd recognized with Undergraduate Program Leadership Award

March 21, 2013


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Gwendolyn Lloyd, professor of mathematics education in the College of Education, is the recipient of the 2013 Undergraduate Program Leadership Award.

The award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership benefiting a Penn State undergraduate degree program. Specifically, it recognizes those individuals who have major responsibilities for the delivery of undergraduate education within a unit and who are providing leadership that has transformed or revitalized the undergraduate program in some way.

Since 2010, Lloyd has served as director of the elementary education program, preparing approximately 300 candidates for certification to teach grades K-6 in Pennsylvania each year. Over the past few years, she has provided leadership through the transition to a new childhood and early adolescent education program that prepares teacher candidates for certification in pre-kindergarten through grade 4 and grades 4-8. She coordinates the CEAED program’s faculty, advisers, staff and students across six campuses. In 2011, she developed a report that resulted in recognition for the program with the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and she facilitated a site visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education in 2012.

“Dr. Lloyd is not content to allow this program to stand as is,” one nominator said. “Instead, she is continually monitoring the program and searching for ways to bring improvements in the curriculum.”

Prior to joining the university faculty in 2009, Lloyd was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech. Her scholarly activities and publications focus on mathematics teachers’ learning and instruction. She is co-editor of the Journal of Teacher Education and associate editor of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education.

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Last Updated March 21, 2013