Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
College of Education and Human Development, October 6, 2022
Sarah Mangelsdorf, a distinguished academic in the field of child development, and a highly respected leader in higher education, received her PhD in 1985 from the Institute of Child Development, College of Education and Human Development, at the University of Minnesota. She is described by colleagues as an empowering, compassionate, and kind leader, an expert at managing complexity with a depth of administrative experience, academic credibility and personal integrity, and someone who works tirelessly with students, faculty and staff. She is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of social and emotional development in infancy and early childhood, and has won numerous awards for her teaching. Manglesdorf has served in several administrative posts including dean of the Weinberg College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, provost at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and president-elect of the University of Rochester. She is the recipient of the American Psychological Association Fellow (APA), Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development, Harry Preble Chair and the Helen Corley Petit Professorship at the University of Illinois, the William Prokasy Teaching Award, and the Mabel Hohenboken Teaching Award, both from the University of Illinois. She has presented over 100 scholarly conference papers, has authored or co-authored 54 articles, and 13 chapter and review articles. Manglesdorf continues to receive funding for her research which includes numerous grants from the National Science Foundation (2014 through 2022), the National Institutes of Health (2002-2008), the State of Illinois Department of Human Services (1999-2008), and the Children and Family Research Center at the University of Illinois (1992-2002).
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.