College of Education and Human Development

Laura Dougherty

Emily L. Phelps Director of The College School
School of Education

Research: learning disabilities, hearing-impaired children
The directorship was established by anonymous donors. Funds from the endowment are used to augment the salary of the director, “ensuring that The College School continued to be on the leading edge of teaching young children with learning difficulties and training the next generation of caring, skilled teachers.”

Steven M. Eidelman

H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Human Services Policy and Leadership
Human Development and Family Studies

Research: Disabilities, community inclusion
The professorship is named for H. Rodney Sharp, one of the University’s most generous benefactors. Sharp’s financial contribution to UD was one of the largest from a private donor to any American university, and he also took a personal interest in the details of the campus where he was graduated in 1927. He worked with the landscape architect to create portions of The Green that are unchanged 70 years later. He is the namesake of Sharp Hall and Sharp Laboratory.

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair in Human Services, Education and Public Policy
School of Education

Research: Early childhood language acquisition and development.
The Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair, made possible by an endowment provided by the Unidel Foundation, is named for one of the University’s most generous benefactors. Sharp’s financial contribution to UD was one of the largest from a private donor to any American university, and he also took a personal interest in the details of the campus where he was graduated in 1927. He worked with the landscape architect to create portions of The Green that are unchanged 70 years later. He is the namesake of Sharp Hall and Sharp Laboratory.

James Hiebert

Robert J. Barkley Professor of Educational Development
School of Education

Research: Mathematics education, processes of learning and teaching in mathematics classrooms.
The professorship is named for Robert J. Barkley, a 1919 UD alumnus who joined the Hercules Inc. engineering department in 1940.

Carol J. Vukelich

L. Sandra and Bruce L. Hammonds Professor in Teacher Education
School of Education

Research: Teacher education
The professorship is named for L. Sandra Hammonds, who graduated from UD in 1987 with a major in education and has served as chairperson of the College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy Campaign Steering Committee, and Bruce L. Hammonds, a Bank of America executive who has served as a member of the Lerner College of Business and Economics Visiting Committee.