Julianne Wenner, associate professor in the department of curriculum, instruction and foundational studies, received the 2021 Mary Frances Early Career Researcher Award for her work in elementary science education, teacher leadership, and science teacher education research.
The award recognizes distinguished alumni from the University of Georgia Mary Frances Early College of Education. This year, seven graduates received 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards to recognize their career achievements and community leadership.
Wenner focuses her instruction and research on elementary and early childhood science (teacher) education. She is also involved in qualitative research, teacher leadership, and broader strategies for teaching and learning. Her goals are to honor the strengths and background of learners, build on existing expertise, and create communities of learners and leaders.