Mary Brabeck, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the NYU Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development, has been named a distinguished leader in education by Education Update. The award was presented in June at a special ceremony at the Harvard Club in New York City.
Dr. Brabeck was recognized for her work on behalf of the education community. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Previously she was the chair of the Quality and Selectivity Working Group of the CAEP Commission that drafted new standards for teacher preparation. She has also served on the boards of the National Society for the Study of Education, the Holmes Partnership, the American Association of Colleges of Education, and The American Psychological Association Education Directorate.
A professor of applied psychology, Dr. Brabeck has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. Her edited works include Practicing Feminist Ethics in Psychology (APA Press) and Meeting at the Hyphen: Schools-Universities-Professions in Collaboration for Student Achievement and Well Being, 102nd Yearbook of the National Society for Study in Education (University of Chicago Press). Her honors include a Doctor of Humane Letters from St. Joseph’s University, the University of Minnesota Distinguished Achievement Award, an APA Distinguished Leader of Women in Psychology Award, the Kuhmerker Award from the Association for Moral Education, and Distinguished Alumni Awards from the University of Minnesota College
In presenting the Distinguished Leader in Education Award, Dr. Charlotte K. Frank (PHD, 2000), a Steinhardt Dean’s Council member, praised Dr. Brabeck for her personal touch and the empathy she shows to those with whom she works.
“When you sit down with Mary Brabeck, you come away with the feeling that she cares deeply and that your concerns are her concerns,” said Dr. Frank. “Dr. Brabeck wants everyone in the educational community – students, faculty, educational leaders – to have a meaningful experience and is at work every day to make sure that happens.”
(Mary Brabeck left receives Distinguished Leader in Education Award from Charlotte Frank, Sr. Vice President, Research and Development for McGraw-Hill Education.)