West Chester Woman the Recipient of Immaculata University’s Distinguished Professor Award

Ken Knickerbocker
Immaculata University has announced that Dr. Dawn K. Kriebel is the recipient of its 2019-2020 Distinguished Professor Award.

Immaculata University has announced that Dr. Dawn K. Kriebel, a West Chester resident, is the recipient of its 2019-2020 Distinguished Professor Award.

Kriebel is a professor and the director of the undergraduate psychology program at Immaculata.

The purpose of the Distinguished Professor Award is to recognize and honor Immaculata faculty members who make outstanding contributions to the academic life, mission, and prestige of the university. The Distinguished Professor Award is the highest honor for Immaculata faculty to receive and is given for outstanding contributions in teaching, research/scholarship/creative activities, and service.

“I’m very grateful and honored to receive this award and for all the support Immaculata has provided for my professional development for the past 17 years,” said Kriebel. “Immaculata University has dozens of dedicated faculty who always put their students’ interests first and set the bar high for academic excellence – it’s wonderful to have such great colleagues.”

Kriebel started her teaching career as an instructor at the University of Maryland’s Department of Human Development before serving as an adjunct faculty member at Bryn Mawr College. In 2002, she began teaching in Immaculata’s Department of Psychology and Counseling. Kriebel took over as chair of the undergraduate program in 2014 and was named program director in 2017.

Graduating magna cum laude with a degree in psychology and philosophy from West Chester University, Kriebel continued her education with a Ph.D. in human development from the University of Maryland.

“Dr. Kriebel epitomizes an outstanding faculty member in all facets of university life,” said Dr. Angela Tekely, Immaculata’s vice president for academic affairs and provost. “She is a gifted educator and respected scholar who understands that outstanding teaching extends beyond the classroom and includes being a role model and mentor as students develop both professionally and academically. On behalf of the entire faculty, I congratulate Dawn on her accomplishment and thank her for her commitment to our students’ success.”