Floyd G. Hudson 2020 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. Roberta Strosnider.


The Council for Learning Disabilities honors the 2020 Floyd G. Hudson Award Recipient:


Roberta Strosnider, Ed.D. – Maryland

Roberta is Professor Emerita from Towson University and Hood College, both in Maryland, and is currently an educational consultant in learning disabilities and executive functioning and advocates for individuals with learning disabilities at the local, state and national level.  Roberta represents CLD on both the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’ Education Task Force.  She served on the Learning Disabilities Roundtable convened by the US Department of Education, which yielded recommendations for the reauthorization of IDEA 2004.  She has served on many other committees and work groups in the field of learning disabilities.

Roberta did post graduate work in learning disabilities through the University of Virginia, taught students with LD and served as a principal of a private school for students with LD.  She helped bring the SIM training and coaching to teachers of students with LD in the local school system.  And she has taught hundreds of teacher candidates at Towson University and Hood College.  Roberta has many other accomplishments in the field of learning disabilities, including founding Project Boost and working with the Maryland State Department of Education.


The 2019 Award Winners:

Lori Severino – Pennsylvania

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