College of Education and Human Development

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
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.

Nancy Jordan

Dean Family Endowed Chair for Teacher Education
School of Education

Research: Mathematical learning and development; learning disabilities