The late Edward S. Shapiro, who was professor of School Psychology and director of the Center for Promoting Research to Practice at Lehigh, won a prestigious national award in February 2016 for his lifelong contributions to the training of school psychologists. He died one month later.
Shapiro had accepted the Outstanding Contributions to Training Award from the Trainers of School Psychologists at its annual conference in New Orleans.
Though he had previously received recognition for his scholarly work, the award recognized Shapiro's contributions in an area he had long been passionate about—effective training.
"There are few individuals in the field of school psychology who have had the positive impact on training that Ed Shapiro has."
—Nathan Clemens, assistant professor of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University.
Gary Sasso, dean of Lehigh's College of Education, has described Shapiro as "a giant in the field of school psychology and special education" who has "consistently ranked as the most influential professional in the field."
Sasso said Shapiro was personally responsible for training scores of students who cite him as the most influential person in their professional lives.