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HGSE Community Members Receive Honors and Awards

This spring, many Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty, students, and alumni were recognized with awards, fellowships, and scholarships.

Here’s a look at some of the prestigious honors bestowed upon members of the HGSE community:

  • Ed.L.D. candidate Katherine Carter and Ed.D. candidate Nicole Simon are recipients of the Presidential Public Service Fellowship. Carter’s project will be at High Tech High in San Diego. Simon will work in the Office of Human Capital with the Boston Public Schools.
  • Dorian Burton, Ed.L.D. candidate, received the German Marshall Fund–Marshall Memorial Fellowship.
  • Nedgine Paul, Ed.M.'12, was named an Echoing Green Global Fellow. Her organization, Teach For Haiti, recruits and trains high-quality teachers in an effort to transform Haitian schools.
  • Ed.L.D. candidates Brian Barnes and Dorian Burton were named finalists by Echoing Green for the Black Male Achievement Fellowship for their work in public service and civic engagement through TandemED, a nonprofit that helps equip communities to self-design educational content that will instill young black men with purpose and increase their academic achievement.
  • Associate Professor Meira Levinson was recently awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship for her project, “Justice in Schools,” which combines philosophical analysis and school-based case studies to illuminate the complex dimensions of evaluating, achieving, and teaching justice in schools.
  • Professor Jack Shonkoff received an honorary doctorate for public service from University of Maryland – Baltimore.
  • Professor was named a Radcliffe Institute fellow for the 2014–2015 academic year.
  • Paula Szulc Dominguez, Ed.M.’94, Ed.D.’98, was chosen as a 2014–2015 Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, which will take her to Maharashtra, India, to research the decisions and actions of state policymakers as they oversee the early implementation of a new kind of community college.
  • Geoffrey Canada, Ed.M.’75, gave a commencement speech and earned an honorary doctorate from Brandeis University.
  • Deborah Bial, Ed.M.’96, Ed.D.’04, gave a commencement speech and earned an honorary doctorate from Mount Holyoke College.