Professor Angela Vallario, J.D. ’91, is one of 16 University System of Maryland professors to be recognized this year by the USM Board of Regents as outstanding faculty members.
Every year, the Board of Regents solicits nominations from its 12 member institutions to identify scholars who excel in four important areas of higher education: teaching, mentoring, public service and scholarship.
Vallario, who teaches estate and trust law, was honored for excellence in mentoring. She is a certified public accountant and a member of the Maryland bar and joined the UB law faculty in 2000.
Last year, Vallario helped create a joint initiative of the UB School of Law and the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities. The program brings together UB law students, volunteer attorneys, Kennedy Krieger students and family members of young adult patients who, due to neurodevelopmental conditions and other disorders of the brain, have unique legal needs. (See earlier blog post.)
Two other UB faculty members were among the 16 USM professors honored by the Board of Regents: Dr. Renita Seabrook, associate professor in the College of Public Affairs’ School of Criminal Justice, and Dr. Alan Lyles, professor in the College of Public Affairs’ School of Health and Human Services.
UB Executive Vice President and Provost Darlene Brannigan Smith, who announced the awards in an email Friday, said: “These outstanding faculty serve as role models to students and colleagues in their commitment to creating opportunities for intellectual and personal growth and reflect UB’s commitment to excellence.”