Dr. Tammy L. Hughes, a resident of Regent Square, has been recognized with a Duquesne University Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.
An associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, Hughes was presented with her award by Duquesne President Charles J. Dougherty at the University’s annual Convocation.
Hughes, who first joined the School of Education faculty in 1999, has done research in the prevention and treatment of aggression in children. She teaches graduate-level courses on topics including deviant behavior, learning disabilities and psychological testing, and she has developed courses in child violence in schools, biological basis of behavior and personality assessment for intervention.
She is co-editor of the two-volume series The Handbook of Education, Training and Supervision of School Psychologists in School and Community, which is published under the auspices of the National Association of Trainers of School Psychologists. Her other works have appeared in School Psychology Quarterly, Psychology in the Schools and The School Psychologist.
Hughes is president of the Division of School Psychology (16) of the American Psychological Association for 2009-10 and is a past-president of the Trainers of School Psychologists. She received the 2009 President’s Award for Outstanding Service to Children from the National Association of School Psychologists and a 2004 Creative Teaching Award at Duquesne University.