Faculty Achievements - Awards and Achievements
Education Associate Professor Robert Kladifko (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) was appointed by the 14,000 member Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) to the Strategic Planning Action Team with the goal of defining for the association the following: "We will be the authoritative advocates for all matters pertaining to education and its leaders."
Education Associate Professor Emeritus (Special Education) and part-time instructor (Deaf Studies) Joyce Linden spent two weeks mentoring an intern teacher in a deaf/hard of hearing classroom at the Oleai Elementary School on Saipan, January 28 to February 10, 2013, sent by the University of Hawaii/Gallaudet University Regional Center.
Education Professor (Secondary Education) Al Nava was appointed to the Executive Board of the National Social Science Association, 2013, which is the governing body of this association. In addition, on March 2, 2013, Dr. Nava was presented an award by History Day Los Angeles for his 26 years of volunteer work judging History Day Los Angeles Public School Projects. Each year, Dr. Nava has coordinated CSUN secondary education teacher candidates as judges of the 1,200 social studies projects of public school students who enter in order to win the right to go on to the national competition in Washington D.C.
Education Associate Professor Kathy Peckham-Hardin (Special Education) is a member of the Cal-TASH Board of Directors, 2013. The Cal-TASH (formerly known as The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps) supports practices that promote the resolution that all people, regardless of their label or perceived level of disability, should have the supports they need to direct the course of their own lives and to live and participate successfully in inclusive schools and communities.
Education Assistant Professor Dana Stone (Educational Psychology and Counseling) was elected Board Member at Large for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-California Division (AAMFT-CA), 2013. Beyond serving as the national association Division in California, AAMFT-CA is dedicated to understanding and working with both the unique potential and the challenges that are a part of the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) professional culture in California.