Roland Honored With National Teaching Award

ELPS's Roland Receives National Teaching Honor

Friday, Mar 12, 2021 • Collin Yoxall :

Dr. Ericka Roland, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, was awarded the 2021 American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Commission for Professional Preparation Teaching Excellence Award. The award is presented by faculty peers to colleagues who "inspire the next generation of college student educators."

Dr. Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, said of Dr. Roland’s award:

“ACPA is one of two international student success professional and scholarly organizations committed to researching and preparing future student success professionals. ACPA, in particular, has led the world in ensuring that quality professionals are being prepared by quality faculty. This award recognizes the best of the best faculty who prepare student success professionals.”

Dr. Roland’s current research examines critical leadership development in postsecondary educational settings, through two interconnected lines of inquiry: 1) The dynamics of dialogical relationships; and 2) The lived leadership experiences of historically minoritized persons.

She is currently working on research projects on mentoring with an ethics of care, undergraduate student leadership development around racism, Black women graduate students’ classroom experiences, and social media as an educational tool for the development of critical consciousness.