Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Dr. Shriberg National Teaching Award

Trainers of School Psychologists is a national organization of school psychology faculty members and has organizational memberships from over 150 graduate training programs. This year, their annual conference was hosted by the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago on February 12-13, 2018. At their annual business meeting, held at the Schrieber Center, School of Education faculty member David Shriberg was presented with their annual "Outstanding Contributions to Training" award. This award was given to Dr. Shriberg based on his seminal role in advancing social justice graduate training, scholarship, and advocacy in school psychology. Among Dr. Shriberg's highlights is that he is the author of the first scholarly article and the first scholarly book on social justice and school psychology, was the founder of a national network of school psychologists focused on social justice, and has made numerous influential presentations to faculty on teaching for social justice. The National Association of School Psychologists, the largest and most influential organization in his field, recently adopted social justice as a strategic priority and also adopted a definition of social justice that was based on Dr. Shriberg's seminal research.  The nomination letter also focused on Dr. Shriberg's critical role in mentoring Loyola students and a number of faculty across the country on doing research and teaching for social justice. Among the individuals who nominated Dr. Shriberg for this award were four Loyola alumni and one current graduate student, all of whom worked under Dr. Shriberg. Dr. Shriberg was president of this same organization in 2010-11.