A Faculty of Distinction
The faculty in the University at Albany’s School of Education are recognized as national leaders for the quality and significance of their research, publications, and awards.
In the last several years, the School’s faculty have been identified as national leaders in five separate areas, as measured by Academic Analytics’ Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, which evaluates more than 7,400 doctoral programs in 172 disciplines in 375 institutions:
In 2005, the School of Education graduate teacher preparation program passed the nation’s most rigorous quality test when granted accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). TEAC granted the program 10-year accreditation in 2011.
The Faculty in the Counseling Psychology program ranked fourth best in the nation for faculty publication productivity in the May 2005 issue of The Counseling Psychologist and ranked fourth or fifth in the nation since 1984 in surveys by the Journal of Counseling Psychology, based upon publications and professional leadership.
Current and retired faculty members have achieved New York State and national recognition:
State of New York Distinguished Faculty
- Arthur Applebee, Educational Theory and Practice, a leading authority on English language arts and how children learn
- Istvan Kecskes, Educational Theory and Practice, internationally renowned scholar in the field of pragmatics, how speakers convey meaning in specific contexts
- Daniel Levy, Educational Administration and Policy Studies, research leader on higher education policy globally, related nonprofit sectors, and Latin American politics
- Judith Langer, Educational Theory and Practice, internationally recognized scholar specializing in literacy, language learning and improving school pedagogy
- Frank Vellutino, Educational and Counseling Psychology, a globally renowned scholar whose career has informed the work of researchers on issues related to literacy development, particularly understanding and supporting the struggling reader
- Professors Myrna Friedlander, Richard Haase, and Susan Phillips, Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology, Division of Counseling Psychology, ranked in the nation’s top 8 percent in scholarly productivity by the American Psychological Association's Society of Counseling Psychology
- Myrna Friedlander, Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology, Division of Counseling Psychology, ranked among the 50 most frequently cited authors in the field and one of the top three researchers in all of psychotherapy process-outcome research, according to both the Journal of Counseling Psychology and The Counseling Psychologist.
- Susan Phillips, Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology, Division of Counseling Psychology, received the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) 2009 Award for Lifetime Contributions to Education and Training in Counseling Psychology for her instrumental role in shaping and advancing education and training in counseling psychology over the past 30 years.
- Hamp Lankford, Department of Educational Policy and Leadership, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the SUNY Research Foundation for a career of academic achievement and leadership, classroom teaching excellence, and contributions to academic and social well-being of the University at Albany community.
- Professor Emeritus Peter Johnston and Professor Emeritus Rose-Marie Weber, Department of Literacy Teaching & Learning, Distinguished Professors Emeritus Arthur Applebee and Judith Langer, Department of Educational Theory & Practice, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Frank Vellutino, Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology, Division of Educational Psychology & Methodology, inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame, based on their active research, authorship and professional leadership in the field.