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Honors, Awards & Grants

Dr. DaoudCongratulations to Annette Daoud, Associate Professor in the School of Education, 2015-16 Recipient of the President's Diversity Award.

The President's Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Award is an annual award that bestows the highest level of recognition to an individual for significant achievements in advancing the University's goals in the areas of diversity, inclusive excellence, educational equity and social justice.  The award alternates each year between faculty and staff/MPPs. Those who are eligible may apply for this award or be nominated.


Dr. VargasResolution Honoring the Remarkable and Noteworthy Accomplishments
and Leadership of Our Distinguished School of Education Director,
Doctor Manuel Vargas

WHEREAS, Dr. Manuel Vargas joined the faculty of California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) in 2013 as the first permanent faculty Director of the School of Education in College of Education Health and Human Services governance structure in the midst of the perfect accreditation storm...
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Dr. SorianoFernando Soriano, Professor of Human Development, has been appointed to American Psychological Association’s Alliance Inter-Organizational Task Force on Community Violence. Soriano and other members of the task force will develop resources such as subject matter books for service providers and community residents on the topic of on community violence. Soriano’s research interests focus on violence and delinquency among adolescents. He specializes in understanding the role of culture and cultural factors, such as acculturation, and how individuals navigate positively through two cultures.  He has worked on American Psychological Association’s Commission on Violence and Youth and contributed to a Surgeon General report on youth violence.


Dr. HaydenKatherine Hayden, Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, has received the 2015 Technology in Learning Leadership Award from the Computer Using Educators (CUE) organization. Hayden is a leader and advocate for effective use of technology for teaching, learning, research and communication. She has expertise in the development of virtual learning environments and provides leadership for the development of exemplary web-enhanced curricula and materials disseminated internationally. She has also led initiatives and projects funded by the National Science Foundation for over $3 million. She is a recognized leader in the area of STEM and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) innovative practices using cyber infrastructure, computational thinking, innovative technology tools, and robotics.