Stanley L. Deno

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

College of Education and Human Development, May 26, 2017

Stanley L. Deno, emeritus professor of educational psychology in the College of Education and Human Development, received a Ph.D. in educational psychology in 1965 from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. He spent 40 years as a faculty member in his home department. Deno was highly recognized as an international scholar in educational psychology, and in special education and disability studies. He authored and co-authored more than 100 peer reviewed articles in leading scholarly journals, and over 30 chapters and book publications. During his tenure, Deno mentored some 100 doctoral students and junior researchers. He is described as a leader in developing and graduating the next generation of new faculty in leading universities throughout the United States and internationally. His research at the University of Minnesota are now standard practice at the elementary school level for all students and for monitoring progress of at risk middle school and high school students in our country. He is credited with the development of simple indicators to index student strengths in reading, writing, and math, and measure performance over time. These indicators are known as Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), a set of federally recognized procedures that teachers use nationwide to identify and help special education students with mild disabilities that are underperforming in the classroom.

Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.