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Amy Shapiro
Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research, College of Arts & Sciences

Awards / Honors
2010 U.S. Department of Education Grant to Explore the Cognition of Classroom Clicker Technology
2008 UMass Information Technology Council SAT Grant for Enhancing Learning through the Use of Technology
2008 Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, UMass SAT Instructional Technology Conference
2007 UMD Innovative Use of Technology in Teaching Award
2000 UMD Foundation Grant for Research
1996 James S. McDonnell Young Investigator Award
1995 UMD Foundation Grant for Research
1992 James S. McDonnell Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Personal Interests
I am married and have 2 children. I enjoy gourmet cooking and baking, and working in my perennial gardens, which I've been cultivating since 1995. I have a weakness for good coffee and wine. I enjoy logic puzzles, travel, and seeking out new songs for my iPod. I began learning to play cello in early 2011 and am still terrible. I read a great deal (philosophy, science, humor and novels) and have been part of a book club since 2009. Since reading the Inheritance Cycle I've been pining for a dragon.

Community and Other Services
I am a youth volunteer coordinator for my local food pantry.