Dr. Jeanine Dell'Olio has been presented the 34th annual "Hope Outstanding Professor Educator (H.O.P.E.) award by the 1998 Hope College graduating class.
Dell'Olio, an associate professor of education,
was honored during the college's annual Honors Convocation,
held in Dimnent Memorial Chapel on Thursday, April 23, at 8
p.m. The award, first given in 1965, is presented by the
graduating class to the professor who they feel epitomizes
the best qualities of the Hope College educator.
"Professor Dell'Olio has certainly made a mark as
a professor who is very well versed in her discipline, and
who is very student-centered in her approach to teaching,"
said Dr. John H. Jacobson, president of Hope College. "This
is a wonderful tribute to her and a strong indication of the
great appreciation that her students have for her work."
Dell'Olio joined the Hope faculty in 1993 as an
assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor
in 1996. She has taught courses including "Elementary
Curriculum and Methods (Math, Science, Social Studies)" and
"Classroom Management for the Elementary and Middle School
Prior to joining the Hope faculty, Dell'Olio held
teaching positions at The Ohio State University and Xavier
College. Her past positions also include serving as a
teacher specialist in staff development with the New York
City Teacher Centers Consortium.
From 1978 to 1990 she held a variety of elementary
or secondary teaching positions, including in North
Hollywood, Calif.; East Los Angeles; and East Harlem.
She graduated with a bachelor's degree in theatre
from the School of Fine Arts of the University of
California-Los Angeles in 1976, and obtained a fifth-year
teaching credential from the UCLA Graduate School of
Education in 1978. She received a master of arts with an
emphasis in dance education for children from New York
University in 1987; and a master of education from Columbia
University in 1990 and a doctorate from Columbia University
in 1993, both with emphases in teacher education and staff
Her husband is Dr. Andrew Dell'Olio, who is a
member of the college's philosophy faculty. They have an
infant daughter, Joanna Kathleen, adopted earlier this year.