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September 9, 1999

Lundeberg Named UW-RF College Top Faculty

Professor Mary Lundeberg has been named the Outstanding Faculty Member in the College of Education & Graduate Studies at UW-River Falls.

Lundeberg was recently cited with the honor during the College's annual Fall meeting.

Dean Karen Viechnicki, in announcing the recognition, noted numerous contributions and accomplishments on Lundeberg's part since she joined the faculty of the teacher education department in 1989.

During the past decade, Lundeberg has brought more than $1 million to the College and University through a variety of state, private and federal grants for research and leadership opportunities by nearly 80 undergraduates, graduate assistants and interns.

She also has served for the past several years and the principal investigator for the College's collaborative Technology in Pedagogical Strategies program. That project has teamed UW-RF with teachers in the River Falls, Hudson and Prescott school districts, as well as St. Bridget's in River Falls, to use information technology as a teaching tool. It was recently recognized as a national model by Microsoft and the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.

Lundeberg was recently awarded another $556,756 in federal grants to enhance the technology instruction for UW-RF teacher education candidates.

Additionally, Lundeberg was cited for her many research publications, scholarly presentations and leadership role in professional organizations. She also is active in numerous College and University governance committees.

One of the students who supported her nomination noted: "I am grateful for both Dr. Lunderberg's instruction within the class setting and her modeling of the teacher as a reflective instructor who also dedicates considerable time to researching effective ways of introducing information within the classroom setting. Dr. Lundeberg is a skillful instructor, an able resarcher, and a gifted human being who shares her skills and abilities with all of her students and colleagues."

Lundeberg was previously been recognized as the Teacher Educator of the Year in 1993 by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

She holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Illinois, a master's in reading education from UW-La Crosse, and a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota.

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