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Outstanding Service Medallion

Monday, November 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
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2017 AAACE Outstanding Service Medallion
Recognizing Persons having an Outstanding Record of Service

Dr. Simone C. O. Conceição

The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) recently presented the 2017 AAACE Outstanding Service Medallion to Dr. Simone C. O. Conceição of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This award recognizes persons who have an outstanding record of service to the profession of adult and continuing education at the state, national, or international level. The award honors an individual who has distinguished himself or herself through meritorious service to adult and continuing education program participants; adult and continuing education institutions, organizations, and agencies; or the profession of adult and continuing education.

Simone C. O. Conceição is a Professor of adult, continuing, and higher education in the Department of Administrative Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education. She has an outstanding record of service to the profession of adult and continuing education at the state, national, and international levels. Since completing her doctoral degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001, she has served as a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with great leadership and has been an innovator in the use of educational technologies. She teaches using multiple methods of distance and online technologies and researches the use and impact of online education for students and teachers.

Staying engaged, motivated, and present through online education has been part of the core theme throughout her publications and co-authorship/editorship of five books. They include: Motivating and Retaining Online Students: Research-Based Strategies That Work (2014); Managing Online Instructor Workload: Strategies for Finding Balance and Success (2011); Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to “Be There” for Distance Learners (2010); Teaching Strategies in the Online Environment (2007); and 147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups: Essentials of Web-based Education (2000). In the past year, she worked with Drs. Alan Knox and Larry Martin as core editors for the AAACE publication: Mapping the Field of Adult and Continuing Education: An International Compendium.

Dr. Conceição has demonstrated the vision, leadership, and ethical values associated with the high standards of adult and continuing education professionals through her service to her university and to the national organizations for which she belongs (AAACE, CPAE, and AHRD). She has been an active program committee member for the Annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference held in Madison, Wisconsin (2003-present) and the Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education (1999-2011). She has published and also served on the editorial board of seven journals. She recently started a three-year term as co-Editor-in-Chief of the eLearn Magazine, an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Publication.

Dr. Conceição also has served as Visiting Professor of Distance Teaching and Learning at the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Faculty Fellow for National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements. She has lived in the United States for over 28 years and has been involved in international adult education efforts through her university serving as an ambassador for recruitment, retention, and partnership development efforts in her home country Brazil. Her work and publications are recognized internationally; she has been invited to give talks, provide professional development, and collaborate with others in Chile, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Turkey, and China.

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