The School of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa Edwards, assistant professor of counseling and educational psychology, has been named recipient of a 2008-2009 Way-Klingler Young Scholar Award. The award will be publicly presented at the Marquette University Distinguished Scholars reception on April 29, 2008 in the Raynor Memorial Library Conference Center.
Dr. Edwards' research focuses on well-being among ethnically diverse individuals, particularly among Latino/a youth. Thanks to the time afforded by the Young Scholars Award, she plans to further explore the influence of these cultural strengths on the prevention of early sexual behavior among Latino/a youth. Of this opportunity, she remarks, "I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to devote more time and energy into my research next year, and deeply honored to be recognized by the University in this way. The project will be a collaborative effort... together we will better understand some of the health disparities that exist in this vulnerable population, and in so doing, come closer to the mission of serving and promoting well-being in others."
The Way Klingler Young Scholar awards provide assistance to faculty who show great promise as they progress in their careers at Marquette. Recipients receive a one-semester sabbatical to expand their research.