On December 3, 2019, Mariha Shields, Department of Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services,
received the Inclusive Professor Award.
Emily Eckerd, a special education major who presented the award to Professor Shields, summarized it best: “This award was created to thank professors who have gone above and beyond in creating an inclusive and accessible
environment at IUP. Dr. Shields has made a fantastic impact on IUP and her students. She is a great professor who genuinely cares about her students.”