One of the ways the CSLEE carries out its mandate is by annually recognizing scholars who have demonstrated excellence in an area which we regard important. We have three awards presented annually at the Values and Leadership Conference. More information about each of the awards is below.
Willower Award of Excellence
The first award is called the Willower Award of Excellence in honour of Don Willower from Penn State who was one of the earliest participants and sponsors of the center’s work. This award is given for significant scholarly achievement. The list of recipients since 1996 includes many world class scholars.
2019 Brian Beabout, University of New Orleans
2019 Stephen Kotok, St. Johns University
2019 Joseph Levitan, McGill University
2019 Julia Mahfouz, University of Idaho
2018 Claire LaPointe, Laval University
2018 Lyse Langlois, Laval University
2017 Pam Bishop, Western University
2016 Katarina Norberg, Umea University
2015 Anthony H. Nomore, California State University-Dominguez Hills
2014 Christopher Branson, Waikato University
2013 Hollie Mackey, University of Oklahoma
2012 Steven Gross, Temple University
2011 Michelle Young, UCEA
2010 Olof Johansson, Umea University
2009 William L. Boyd, Penn State University
2008 Charles Burford, Australian Catholic University
2007 Nancy Tuana, Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State University
2006 Pauline Leonard, Louisiana Tech University
2005 R. Jerry Starratt, Boston College
2004 William Greenfield
2003 Gail Furman
2002 William Foster
2001 Joan Poliner Shapiro, Temple University
2001 Jacqueline Stefkovich, Penn State University
2000 Donald J. Willower, Penn State University
1999 Cyril Coombs, OISE / UT
1998 Paul Begley, Penn State University
1997 Margaret Grogan, University of Missouri
1996 Chris Hodgkinson, University of Victoria
Paul Begley Award
The award is the Paul Begley Award for graduate student research on the values and ethics of educational leadership. This award was established in 2012 and there are normally two awards given annually.
The award is given annually to recently completed masters or doctoral students for contributions to the field of values, ethics, and leadership in education. Eligible theses and dissertations must be completed and formally defended between June 1 and June 30 of each year. The award recipient will receive $350(USD) and an award certificate that will be presented at the annual CSLEE Values and Leadership Conference.
Evaluation Criteria: Submissions considered for the award should
- Seek to address significant research question(s) on values in education
- Identify the problem studied within the context of leadership, ethics, values, and student learning
- Contribute to the literature on school-based leadership and values
- Be methodologically rigorous and appropriate
- Reflect writing clarity and high potential for publication
- Relate significant findings
- Seek to discuss the applicability of findings to practice and theory
Submission Materials and Procedures
- A complete copy of the thesis and/or dissertation
- A summary attachment of the completed thesis or dissertation (maximum 8 double-spaced pages, not including references) that addresses the purpose, research methods, key findings, and implications for research and practice to the Awards Committee.
- Award applications must be submitted via email no later than June 30, 2019.
- Submit materials electronically to the chair of the Paul T. Begley Award, Anthony H. Normore at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Awards Committee will select no more than two (2) of the most promising submissions for final review. Review of the finalists’ dissertations and notification of results will be completed no later than July 31, 2019. The committee reserves the right to forego selection of a finalist if no entries are deemed appropriate for the award.
Anthony H. Normore, California State University Dominguez Hills, Southern California, USA
Heather Rintoul, Nipissing University, Ontario, Canada
Pauline Leonard, (Ret.) Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana, USA
2018 Robert Sortino, California State Polytechnic
2017 Tiffany Roberts, Nipissing University
2016 Matthew Burns, Clemson University
2015 Prakash Chandra Bhattarai, Kathmandu University School of Education
2014 Rita Gardiner, Western University
2013 No winner awarded
2012 Richard Kennelly, Nipissing University
CSLEE Authentic Leadership Award
The third award is the CSLEE Authentic Leadership Award for service to the field. This is a new award instituted in 2014, to be presented to a member of the CSLEE community in recognition of their outstanding service to the consortium.
2019 Anthony Normore, California State University-Dominguez Hills
2018 No winner awarded
2017 Heather Rintoul, Nipissing University
2016 Michael Burroughs, Penn State
2015 Michael Bezzina, Australian Catholic University
2014 Ronald Wideman, Nipissing University
The UCEA awards program encourages and recognizes efforts and excellence within the educational leadership community. Award nominations should be submitted to UCEA Headquarters by the deadlines listed on their website.