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UI's Delworth honored by American Psychological Association

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Ursula Delworth, professor in the Division of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations in the University of Iowa College of Education, has received the 1998 Leona Tyler Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) for her work in counseling psychology.

The award, presented by the Counseling Psychology Division of the APA at the national organization's annual convention in San Francisco, honors Delworth for her lifetime achievements and contributions to the field.

Delworth, who joined the UI faculty in 1976, has published four books and more than 45 scholarly articles, book chapters and monographs, primarily on issues surrounding the training of psychological counselors. She also has served as associate dean of the College of Education and as chair of the Division of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations.

The Leona Tyler Award is Delworth's most recent honor from the APA. Her other awards include the Women's Leadership Citation (1988) and a listing as one of the 100 Outstanding Women in 100 Years of the APA (1992).

She also received a 1997 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence and a 1997 Distinguished Faculty Award from the Iowa chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for her teaching, research and service, particularly her efforts to improve educational equity.