Elizabeth A. Wilkins, a professor in the NIU Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations, has been elected president of Kappa Delta Pi.
The International Honor Society in Education’s new leaders will serve in their posts for the 2014–2016 biennium, with terms beginning July 1. Members of KDP elect this executive council every two years to guide the strategic vision and initiatives for the international association and oversee its financial resources.
Wilkins has been a member of KDP since 1993, a society volunteer since 2000 and a member of the executive council since 2012, most recently serving as vice president.
“I’m looking forward to working with the new executive council, especially because of the deep and varied educational experiences each individual brings to the group,” Wilkins said. “They all have a formidable commitment to the organization and, in working collectively, will help move Kappa Delta Pi forward by reaching out to our membership in new ways.”
Wilkins has focused much of her research on teacher leadership and preparation, including the supervision, induction, education, and training of pre-service teachers.
She has presented more than 150 workshops at the state, regional, national and international level; published more than 30 articles; authored two books, including KDP’s “The Induction Connection” (with co-author Mary C. Clement); and written book chapters, among them one in the upcoming KDP-published book “The Power of Teacher Leaders.”