COE professor receives Excellence in Education Award
Kathleen deMarrais, professor and head of the College of Education's lifelong education, administration and policy department, recently received the 2017 Excellence in Education Award from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania for her superior teaching ability and commitment to students at the college level.
Since graduating from ESU in 1971, deMarrais has spent nearly five decades serving the academic community as a special education teacher, faculty member and mentor to dozens of doctoral candidates in the education college's qualitative research program, which she helped to create.
Her background is in anthropology and sociology of education, and her recent research is focused on how philanthropic funding is used to shape and impact educational policy and practice. Over the years, she has integrated her passion for teaching and research into various books and articles focused on social sciences and qualitative research.
In addition to her research, deMarrais works closely with doctoral students, several of whom have started new qualitative research programs at universities across the country.