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Past Recipients of the EdCom Award for Excellence in Practice

2010 David Ebitz, Associate Professor of Art and Art Education, Penn State University, PA

2009 Robert W. Eskridge, Women’s Board Endowed Executive Director of Museum Education, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2008 Claudia Ocello, Associate Director of Education and Public Programs, Save Ellis Island, Mount Olive, NJ

2007 Dr. Carol B. Stapp, Director of the Museum Education Program, The George Washington University, Washington DC

2005 Cheryl Palmer, Director of Education, The Mint Museums, Charlotte, NC

2004 Nina Jensen, Director, Museum Education Program, Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY

2003 Jean Sousa, Associate Director Museum Education, Interpretive Exhibitions and Family Programs, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2002 Vas Prabhu, Deputy Director of Interpretation and Public Programs, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

1998 Mary Ellen Munley, director of education and outreach programs, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL

1997 Barbara Moore, head, department of education publications, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1996 Susan Bernstein, education coordinator, San Diego Museum of Man, CA

1995 Susan Bass Marcus, educator, Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL

1994 Tessa Bridal, director, theater department, Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul

1993 Sally Duensing, assistant director, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

1992 Carolyn P Blackmon, chair, department of education, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL

1991 Zora Martin Felton, assistant director, Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

1990 Patterson B. Williams, dean of education, Denver Art Museum, CO

1989 Judith White, curator of education, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

1988 Danielle Rice, curator of education, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1987 Albert Sebolt George, executive vice president, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA

1986 Malcolm Arth, chairman, department of education, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY

1985 Joan Madden, director of education, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

1984 Elaine Heumann Gurian, special assistant to the secretary, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

1983 Bonnie Pitman, deputy director, Seattle Art Museum

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