Northern Illinois University professor Elizabeth A. Wilkins assumed the post of vice president of the Kappa Delta Pi Executive Council in July.
Wilkins is a professor in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations, who specializes in curriculum and instruction. She came to NIU in 2003 and is a recognized educator at the state and national levels. Her research interests include preservice education, student teachers and induction practices.
She accepted the nomination to serve on the executive council for the 2012-2014 term, along with other elected officers of the KDP legislative body, to help guide the strategic vision and initiatives for the international association and oversee its financial resources.
Wilkins has been a KDP member since 1993. In 2003, while serving as KDP counselor at Towson University, the Epsilon Alpha Chapter was awarded the first Ace of the ACE Award (Achieving Chapter Excellence) given to the top chapter in the country. In 2007, Wilkins chaired the first KDP Graduate Student National Committee, which included 10 inaugural members, and whose work continues to impact 6,000 master’s and doctoral students.
For more information about KDP and the 2012-2014 Executive Council, visit www.KDP.org or call 800-284-3167.