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Education prof earns top distinction

A faculty member in the Austin Peay State University School of Education has been named a distinguished member of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE).

Professor of Education Dr. Thomas J. Buttery recently received the honor. He also is the former dean of the APSU College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences.

The association selects a Distinguished Member annually based on career service to the organization. Buttery is a past president and board member. He twice was recognized with the associations Distinguished Research Award for academic papers.
A faculty member in the Austin Peay State University School of Education has been named a distinguished member of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE).

Professor of Education Dr. Thomas J. Buttery recently received the honor. He also is the former dean of the APSU College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences.

The association selects a Distinguished Member annually based on career service to the organization. Buttery is a past president and board member. He twice was recognized with the association's Distinguished Research Award for academic papers.

For eight years, Buttery chaired the selection committee for the Distinguished Dissertation Award and served as a member of the research, journal and election committees. He was on three national conference-planning committees and four summer workshop committees.

Buttery was editor of the second edition of the ATE-sponsored Handbook of Research in Teacher Education, for which he received the Outstanding Writing in Teacher Education Award from the American Association of College of Teacher Education (AACTE). To facilitate new writers and researchers, he presented the Writing for Professional Publication Workshop at both ATE and AACTE for nearly 20 years.

Buttery has authored more than 150 published academic articles and served as the editor of American Middle School Education and as guest editor of Action in Teacher Education, the ATE journal. He served on Action's Review Board for 15 years.

Prior to joining Austin Peay, he was the dean of education at Fort Hays State University, department head and director of graduate studies at East Carolina University, department head at the University of Alabama and a professor at the University of Louisiana—Monroe and the University of Georgia.

Buttery earned his doctorate at Indiana University. -- Melony A. Jones