The CPD honors its Faculty Fellows

group photo of all CPD faculty fellows

The CPD welcomes seven new Faculty Fellows. This year's group underscores the CPD's effort to work across disciplines to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families. They bring their expertise to CPD programs from seven different Utah State University departments.

You can also read more about the fellows who came on board in 2011 and 2010.

We will honor all our Fellows in a reception on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in CPD Room 152. Light refreshments will be served.

CPD by the numbers

In the 2011 fiscal year, every university dollar  the CPD received generated $8 in external funding. That's up from $5.80 in 2008.

News from the CPD Family

Research reaches a national audience. 

A CPD researcher and two faculty fellows published some research that made from a professional journal into the popular, national press. The article by Drs. Gina Cook, Lori Roggman and Lisa Boyce was published in the journal Family Science, and it is the result of a 15-year study out of the Family, Consumer and Human Development Department at USU. Their findings on the lasting effects of parents’ play on learning have been featured on blogs by,,  Education Week and Modern Home Modern Baby. 

CPD Alumnus honored

Al Hofmeister

The CPD extends congratulations to Al Hofmeister, former director of the Outreach and Development Division at the CPD. He will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of Education and Human Services on April 5 at USU. He remains an outspoken advocate for good teaching methods and materials that can be delivered cost-effectively. He has also won an Emmy.

Read more about it on the CPD blog.

Call for opinions on the ADA, advocacy

Youth transition blogger Jeff Sheen wants your opinions about the effects of the Americans with Disabilities Act on society and on disability advocacy.  Read his post  and leave him a comment.

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Student volunteers help earn CReATE $800

The CPD enjoyed a visit from some Minnesota volunteers this month. Read about one of their many projects on the Utah Assistive Technology Program blog.

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