posted April 23, 1998

Jeanine Dell'Olio Named Hope's Outstanding Professor Educator

 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.