Gloria A. Neubert to receive President’s Award at Winter Commencement

Longtime faculty member to be honored for teaching, scholarship, service

TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 6, 2009)—Timonium resident Gloria A. Neubert, professor of secondary education, will receive the President’s Award for Distinguished Service to the University at TU’s 144th Commencement Exercises on Sun., Jan. 11, at the Towson Center.

The President’s Award has been presented since 1982 to a member of the TU faculty “who has labored for many years for the good education of youth.”

Recipients are individuals who have made an important contribution through their teaching, scholarship and participation in university affairs.

On a campus known for its excellent teachers, Neubert has long been recognized as one of the very best. Over the course of her 33 years at TU, she has established a record of teaching, scholarship, leadership and service that serves as a benchmark for her colleagues and an inspiration to her students.

A TU alumna, she earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in secondary education.

Dr. Neubert consistently earns accolades from students and peers for her classroom effectiveness, many noting that she is the best professor they have ever had.

She is the author the author or co-author of four books on such topics as inductive teaching, peer coaching, interactive teacher, and teaching content reading. She has published more than 30 articles in highly regarded professional journals and presented at more than 100 national and international meetings.

Dr. Neubert co-founded and directed the Maryland Writing Project at TU. She was the sole creator of the Writing Project’s Teacher Research Institute, which received the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ G. Theodore Mitau Award for Innovation in Higher Education. She also founded the Summer Student Writers’ workshop and the Secondary Reading Leadership Institute.

She led the development of—and the research to support—the Department of Secondary Education’s highly regarded Professional Development School Network, which has become a model for Maryland and the nation.






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