NCFR Recognizes Eboni J. Baugh for Excellence in Teaching

Eboni Baugh

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is pleased to announce Eboni J. Baugh Ph.D., CFLE, as the 2023 recipient of the Ernest G. Osborne Award. This award is bestowed to Dr. Baugh, acknowledging her excellence in teaching and distinguished contributions to families through her pedagogy. 

Dr. Baugh (she/her) is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at East Carolina University. She has earned 10 teaching awards at the university, college, and department levels and has been nominated for seven additional honors and awards. She is lauded for the innovative ways in which she challenges and motivates her students and fosters their learning so they can apply what they are learning to their future work with families. Dr. Baugh sees the whole student incorporating a holistic approach to the student’s total growth and development. In 2020, Dr. Baugh was selected as an ECU Woman of Distinction, given for contributions to the growth and success of others and for creating positive social change. 

Students give recognition to Dr. Baugh as “the person at ECU who made the most significant positive contribution” to their education. 

Her work at NCFR includes the CFLE Certification Exam Review Committee, Honors Student Program Reviewer, Family Policy Conference Planning Committee, and more. 

NCFR is proud to present this award to Dr. Baugh in appreciation and recognition of being an outstanding, distinguished educator. 

The award is given in memory of Ernest G. Osborne, three-time NCFR President and Professor of Family at Teachers College at Columbia University. He excelled at innovative teaching methods. 

Dr. Baugh will be recognized for her achievement during a plenary at the 2023 NCFR Annual Conference. 


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