Lincoln, Neb. —Holly Hatton-Bowers, associate professor and extension specialist in the Family, Youth and Child Studies Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was one of four public faculty members from across the United States recently recognized for outstanding work by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board on Human Sciences (BoHS).
The awards program recognizes national leaders working to advance human sciences in higher education. The program supports the development and stewardship of academic excellence in human sciences; elevate visibility and leveraging resources to support human sciences research, Extension and teaching programs; and educate leaders regarding the capacity of the human sciences to solve human problems. The honors are part of the broader BoHS mission of promoting the intellectual integrity and stature of the human sciences at APLU member institutions.
Hatton-Bowers is the winner of the 2022 Outstanding Engagement Award. The award recognizes a campus-based or state-level faculty member with exceptional creativity and scholarship in the development, application, and evaluation of outreach, extension, and public service programs.
"The impact of this work will have will only help improve the outlook for future Nebraskans. Congratulations, Holly."
Hatton-Bowers's scholarship activities focus on enhancing and supporting the emotional well-being of caregivers, helping professionals, and young children. She is committed to addressing issues of systemic inequities in early care and education and brings these issues to the forefront of her work. Hatton-Bowers and her team led the creation and dissemination of the “A Beautiful Day Virtual Learning Space” program as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She also has an international impact through her “Cultivating Healthy Intentional Mindful Educators (CHIME)” project, which was recently adapted for educators in Brazil.
For more information about the Department of Family, Youth and Child Studies, visit https://cehs.unl.edu/cyaf/.