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UI's Delworth honored by organization for university women

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Ursula Delworth, professor of counseling psychology in the University of Iowa College of Education, has received the 1997 Distinguished Faculty Award from the Iowa chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

The award honors Delworth, who has been a faculty member in the Division of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations since 1976, for her teaching, research and service, particularly her efforts to improve educational equity.

The award is given annually by Iowa AAUW.

Delworth, a former associate dean in the College of Education and former director of University Counseling Service, was cited for 20 years of work to promote the interests of women and minorities on campus and in the field of counseling psychology.

At the UI she was an early advocate for the creation of the Council on the Status of Women and chaired the group's subcommittee on Affirmative Action. She also has led several initiatives to promote diversity in the College of Education.

Her other awards include the Women's Leadership Citation (1988) from the American Psychological Association (APA) and a listing as one of the 100 Outstanding Women in 100 Years of the APA (1992).

Delworth has published four books and more than 45 scholarly articles, book chapters and monographs, primarily on issues surrounding the training of psychological counselors.

She holds a doctorate from the University of Oregon.