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Associate dean receives UGA Public Service & Outreach Engaged Scholar Award

Lauren Leathers

April 19, 2021

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Edward Anthony Delgado-Romero, associate dean and professor in the department of counseling and human development services in the Mary Frances Early College of Education, received the 2021 University of Georgia Public Service & Outreach Engaged Scholar Award for his significant engaged scholarship endeavors.

Established in 2008, the annual award recognizes a tenured associate or full professor who has made significant career-spanning contributions to UGA’s public service and outreach mission through scholarship, service-learning opportunities for students and campus leadership. Delgado-Romero will receive a $5,000 faculty development grant from the UGA Office of the Vice President to sustain current engaged scholar endeavors or to develop new ones.

“This award is special because the award recognizes over 10 years of work my students and I spent creating a program of teaching, research, clinical training and service based in the local Latinx population,” said Delgado-Romero. “I'm thankful to my students and alumni for creating it with me, my family for supporting me and Dean Denise Spangler for suggesting this award to me when she was associate dean. Over time, this community engagement has been mutually beneficial for everyone involved.”

Delgado-Romero’s research focuses on multicultural psychology and the challenges of bilingual therapy, which previously had not been studied closely by psychologists. Additionally, he is the director of Clinica In La'Kech, a clinic that offers bilingual and bicultural counseling to Latinx people in Georgia.

Previously, Delgado-Romero received Beckman Trusts’ 2020 Elizabeth Spurlock Beckman Award for Mentoring and the National Latinx Psychological Association’s 2018 Professional Lifetime Contributions Award. Additionally, he has published several books including “Social Psychology and Counseling: Issues and Application,” co-authored with Douglas Kleiber, professor emeritus in the College's department of counseling and human development services.