Valverde Honored with 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Albany, NY (June 8, 2015) – Gilbert Valverde, associate professor in Educational Administration and Policy Studies, has been awarded the State University Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

SUNY presents these honors annually to individuals within the SUNY community to “acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence."

Dr. Valverde specializes in scholarship and applied research in the broad areas of international assessment, curriculum policy and development assistance for education. This includes cross-national research on global trends in mathematics and science education policy, especially policies regarding opportunities to learn mathematics and the sciences in elementary and secondary schooling. Dr. Valverde is director and principal investigator of the Educational Evaluation Research Consortium, a member of the Working Group on Standards and Evaluation of the Program to Promote Educational Reform in Latin America (PREAL), and he has also served as advisor or consultant on testing, standards, and educational indicators policies to NASA, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the U.S. Agency for International Development – and to a number of ministries, foundations, school districts, non-governmental organizations, and research institutions throughout the Americas.

Dr. Valverde’s service is notable not only for its amount, but for its extremely high quality. Dr. Valverde’s vital service includes the presidency of the large and preeminent scholarly association in the field, the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES); this service has benefitted not just the association but the EAPS department, the School of Education, and the University at Albany as well. He has also made extraordinary contribution to the academic profession in Latin America by frequently providing scholarly assistance to university committees eager to boost their institutions’ research professionalism, and serving on the board of three academic journals in Latin America as well as co-establishment of another journal.

Of other significance has been Dr. Valverde’s service to U.S. government and policy agencies, service on the School’s leadership committee as department chair, leadership of the EAPS department’s recent accreditation review, service as representative of the department’s Institute of Global Education Policy Studies in the university’s International Centers Working Group, membership on the University Diversity Self-Study committee, and membership on numerous faculty and administrative search committees. He recently received a 2015 University at Albany Award for Excellence in Academic Service.

Check out the University at Albany celebration.