Dr. Busey was recently recognized with three honors: the 2021-22 Faculty Member of the Year Award from United Faculty of Florida, the 2022 Early Career Award from AERA’s Social Studies Research SIG, and the 2020-21 Exemplary Research Award from the National Council for the Social Studies, with Tianna Dowie-Chin (Ph.D. ‘21).
Dr. Coleman-KIng is the 2022 recipient of the B.O. Smith Professorship, was co-PI on a second NSF DRK-12 grant, “Culturally-Responsive, Affective-Focused Teaching of Science and Mathematics,” and recently launched the Akwaaba Freedom School with Taryrn Brown, Ph.D.
Dr. Dana earned the 2022 Hans C. Olsen Distinguished Teacher Educator Award from the Association of Teacher Educators and was inducted into the UF Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars in Fall 2021. Dr. Dana has been awarded the 2022 David G. Imig Distinguished Service Award from the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).
Dr. Elyse Hambacher
Dr. Hambacher has worked with students and educators at various levels including pre-service teachers, inservice teachers and administrators, and master’s and PhD students. She has also helped higher education faculty improve their pedagogy as a facilitator for the Association of College and University Educators. Prior to working in higher education, she was a classroom teacher in Miami, FL, and taught English in Kumamoto, Japan.
Erika was recently awarded a research fellowship with the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) at CUNY and the 2021-22 Rothman Doctoral Fellowship from UF’s Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere, both to support dissertation research. In 2022, Erika won the American Educational Studies Association’s (AESA) 2022 Taylor and Francis Past President’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Research. The title of her research paper is “Race, Education, and Neoliberal City Politics in the New Latinx Diaspora.”
Will was a UF Alumni Association 40 Gators Under 40 Honoree in 2021 and received an outstanding young alumni award from the UF College of Health and Human Performance in 2022.
Rachel has received funding from the Evelyn L. Wenzel Memorial Scholarship and a travel award from the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children to participate in the CEC Legislative Summit.
Michael is currently working on the Rising Up grant, which was made possible through funding from the Brown Center for Leadership and Service. The project focuses on closing the achievement and opportunity gap for students by providing high-quality learning materials and supplies, social-emotional academic support, as well as a culturally and linguistically sustaining curriculum.