Floyd G. Hudson 2019 Service Award


The Floyd G. Hudson Service Award is presented for outstanding performance and commitment by a professional who works in the field of learning disabilities in a role outside of the classroom. This CLD member, working in a leadership capacity, enhances the professional learning of others in the field and impacts the lives of persons with learning disabilities.  This year’s recipient is Dr. Mary Pittman.


The Council for Learning Disabilities honors the 2019 Floyd G. Hudson Award Recipient:


Lori Severino, Ph.D.

Lori is an Assistant Professor in Special Education at Drexel University.  Prior to joining Drexel in 2012, she taught for 26 years.  Her teaching experience focused mainly on students with dyslexia.  She teaches courses on literacy and struggling readers to undergraduates and graduates.  Her research interests involve teacher preparation, dyslexia, and structured literacy interventions.


The 2018 Award Winners:

Judith K. Voress – Texas

Lynne Fitzhugh – Colorado

The 2017 Award Winner:

Phillipe Ernewein – Colorado

The 2016 Award Winner:

Mary Pittman – Colorado

The 2015 Award Winner:

Margarita Bianco – Colorado

The 2014 Award Winner:

Peggy King-Sears – Virginia


The 2013 Award Winner:

Mark Semmler – Colorado


Award Benefits
The recipient is a guest at the annual international conference and receives a complimentary registration and membership renewal. During the conference award program, the recipient receives a certificate of recognition and an honorarium. The recipient will also be profiled in LD Forum.


Criteria for Nomination

• Be a member of CLD or join as part of the application process
• Provide professional development, consulting services or serve in a leadership role working with teachers, other professionals, parents, and students
• Provide exemplary services to the field of learning disabilities for a minimum of five years

Submission of applications and inquiries:

Colleen Reutebuch, University of Texas at Austin,1912 Speedway D4900, Austin TX, 78712 ckreutebuch@austin.utexas.edu