Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter

Dr. Nathan Bond

Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

Texas State University

Inducted in 2017

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Dr. Joe Brasher

Professor Emeritus

Athens State University

Inducted in 2013

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Dr. Rick Breault

Licensing Officer

Ashland University

Inducted in 2021

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Dr. Lynn Burlbaw

Senior Professor Emeritus

Texas A&M University

Inducted in 2013

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Ruth Campopiano, MA

New Jersey State Teacher of the Year

Retired from West Morris Central High School

Inducted in 2013

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Erin Cassity, MA

Career Consultant

Indiana University–Purdue University

Inducted in 2021

Dr. Beth Clark-Thomas

Dr. Beth Clark-Thomas

Professor Emeritus

Malone University

Inducted in 2013

Dr. Mary C. Clement

Dr. Mary C. Clement

Professor, Teacher Education

Berry College

Inducted in 2019

Dr. Anthony E. Conte

Dr. Anthony E. Conte

Associate Professor Emeritus

The College of New Jersey

Inducted in 2021

Dr. Barbara Day

Dr. Barbara Day

Professor and Chair Emeritus, UNC Chapel Hill

KDP Laureate Chapter Member

Inducted in 2017

Dr. Laurie DeRosa

Dr. Laurie DeRosa

Professor Emeritus

Fitchburg State University

Inducted in 2021

Dr. Sherry Field

Dr. Sherry Field

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Educator Preparation

The University of Texas at Austin

Inducted in 2013

Dr. Stephen J. Fortgang

Dr. Stephen J. Fortgang

Professor Emeritus

University of Northern Iowa

Inducted in 2013

Michelle B. Goodwin, EdD

Michelle B. Goodwin, EdD

Associate Dean, School of Education

Liberty University

Inducted in 2021

Virginia Goulding Johnson, PhD

Virginia Goulding Johnson, PhD

Founding Counselor of the Tau Omega Chapter

Associate Dean, Saint Joseph's University

Inducted in 2021

Ms. Marie Grein

Ms. Marie Grein

Retired from Tampa Bay Schools

Tampa Bay Schools

Inducted in 2013

Dr. Stephen J. Fortgang

Dr. Katie Harper Wright

Retired Assistant Superintendent, Illinois School District 189

Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Harris-Stowe State University

Inducted in 2013

Dr. Misty Hathcock

Dr. Misty Hathcock

Clinical Professor, Cato COED Alumni Engagement Director, NC New Teacher Support Program Regional Director

UNC Charlotte

Inducted in 2019

Mr. Paul Haupt, MA

Mr. Paul Haupt, MA

Retired Principal

Consultant

Inducted in 2013

Dr. Blythe Hinitz

Dr. Blythe Hinitz

Distinguished Professor Emeritus EECE

The College of New Jersey

Inducted in 2013

Dr. Richard Judd

Dr. Richard Judd

Retired University President

Connecticut State University

Inducted in 2017

Dr. Eva Kleinpeter

Dr. Eva Kleinpeter

Volunteer in Public School and the Community

Retired Professor at Southern University and A&M College

Inducted in 2021

Sharon Kohn, MEd

Sharon Kohn, MEd

Middle School Literacy Specialist, Literacy Community Activities, Brooklyn Reading Council

Brooklyn College, City Colleges of New York

Inducted in 2015

Dr. Pamela Kramer Ertel

Dr. Pamela Kramer Ertel

Associate Professor

Middle Tennessee State University

Inducted in 2021

Dr. Marcella L. Kysilka

Dr. Marcella L. Kysilka

Professor Emerita

University of Central Florida

Inducted in 2013

Dr. Betty Lou Land

Dr. Betty Lou Land

Professor Emerita

Winthrop University

Inducted in 2013

Dr. Christine Loveday

Dr. Christine Loveday

Retired Business Manager

East Tennessee State University

Inducted in 2021

Dr. Vincent R. McGrath

Dr. Vincent R. McGrath

Professor Emeritus

Mississippi State University

Inducted in 2015

Dr. Robert C. Morris

Dr. Marcella L. Kysilka

Professor of Curriculum Studies, College of Education

University of West Georgia

Inducted in 2015

Dr. Marilyn L. Nicholas

Dr. Marilyn L. Nicholas

Professor Emerita, Instructional Leadership and Professional Development

Towson University

Inducted in 2015

Karen Nicholson, PhD

Karen Nicholson, PhD

Dean, School of Education and Health

Manhattan College

Inducted in 2013

John Nkemnji, PhD

John Nkemnji, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Educational Technology

University of Wisconsin–Platteville

Inducted in 2013

Dr. W. Ross Palmer

Dr. W. Ross Palmer

Professor Emeritus, College of Education

The University of Alabama

Inducted in 2017

Dr. Patty Phelps

Dr. Patty Phelps

Distinguished Professor Emerita

University of Central Arkansas

Inducted in 2017

Dr. Rosalind Pijeaux Hale

Dr. Rosalind Pijeaux Hale

Professor Emeritus

Xavier University of Louisiana

Inducted in 2019

Dr. Robin Quick

Dr. Robin Quick

Core Faculty, Capella University

Associate Professor, Gannon University

Inducted in 2015

Dr. Jerry H. Robbins

Dr. Jerry H. Robbins

Dean Emeritus, College of Education

Eastern Michigan University

Inducted in 2015

Dr. Janette Rogers

Dr. Janette Rogers

Professor Emeritus

Northeastern State University

Inducted in 2015

Dr. Leona O. Rowan

Dr. Leona O. Rowan

Professor

Spring Hill College

Inducted in 2019

Donna Gail Shaw, PhD

Donna Gail Shaw, PhD

Professor Emerita

University of Alaska Anchorage

Inducted in 2013

Dr. Nancy Steffel

Dr. Nancy Steffel

Professor Emeritus

University of Indianapolis

Inducted in 2017

Art Stellar, PhD

Art Stellar, PhD

Vice President

National Education Foundation

Inducted in 2015

Dr. Lila Swell

Dr. Lila Swell

Professor

Queens College, City Colleges of New York

Inducted in 2019

Dr. Susan Trostle Brand

Dr. Susan Trostle Brand

Professor, Early Childhood Education

University of Rhode Island

Inducted in 2017

Dr. Charlene True

Dr. Charlene True

Professor

Middle Tennessee State University

Inducted in 2019

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Dr. Ron W. Wilhelm

Professor Emeritus

University of North Texas

Inducted in 2013

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Dr. Rita G. Zerr

Retired

Tulane University

Inducted in 2015

Nominations

A nominee must have been an active KDP member for a minimum of 20 years, though they do not need to be currently employed in an education position. Prospective members cannot self-nominate, and officers and employees of KDP are not eligible for nomination until one biennium has elapsed following their term of office or final day of employment. Additionally, nominations will include evidence of satisfying at least 7 of the following 12 criteria, with a minimum of 5 primary criteria:

Primary Criteria

  • Service to a KDP chapter as an Officer or Counselor
  • Significant number of years of service to a KDP chapter
  • National service to KDP, such as committees, chairperson, Board of Directors (formerly the Executive Council), hosted a regional meeting or conference, served the (former) Foundation in a leadership role, and more.
  • Attendance at a minimum of five KDP Convocations and participation as a volunteer or presenter
  • Sustained donor/contributor to KDP
  • Served as a reviewer of manuscripts or scholarships, published an article or book, and/or served as a volunteer editor
  • Received awards or recognition for teaching excellence
  • Leadership role within the education community

Secondary Criteria

  • Participated in a KDP signature service initiative: Reading is Fun!, Literacy Alive!, and/or Celebration of Teaching
  • Established a KDP scholarship at the local level
  • Helped train Counselors regionally or at Convocation
  • Made other significant contributions such as excellence in the profession or ambassador for KDP

Current Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter members review all nominations and recommend membership for approval by the KDP Board of Directors. Inductees to the Chapter will be recognized and inducted during the 2023 KDP Convocation.

Nominations for the 2023 class will open February 2023.