Case study lands professor a high honor
Sally J. Zepeda, a professor in the College of Education's department of lifelong education, administration and policy, received the Paula Silver Case Award from the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) during its annual convention last month in Washington, D.C.
As the award recipient, Zepeda's case study, "Communication and Trust: Change at the Onset of Appointment to the Superintendency," was identified as the most outstanding case published in 2013 by the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. She shares the award with R. Stewart Mayers of Southern Oklahoma State University, who co-authored the study. Mayers is a UGA doctoral graduate.
The Paula Silver Case Award was created in 1999 to honor the life and work of UCEA associate director and president-elect Paula Silver, who increased the organization's case study initiative.
This isn't the first time Zepeda has received an honor from UCEA; in 2005, she was named the inaugural Master Professor, an award given to a faculty member with a distinguished record as an outstanding teacher, mentor and academic leader.
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