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2002 Brock Prize Nominees

Philip Uri Treisman
Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas

Dr. Treisman has created programs at the Dana Center to support the efforts of students, especially minority and rural students, to achieve the highest levels in mathematics-based fields.

William F. Winter
Former Governor of Mississippi
Partner in the Law Firm of Watkins Ludlam Winter and Stennis P.A.

As Governor of Mississippi in the early 1980s, William Winter built a consensus for a radical overhaul of the education system of the State and set an example to be followed by other states.

Ruby K. Payne
President, Aha! Process, Inc.

Dr. Payne has created in her book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, videos, and training manuals, powerful tools for educators when dealing with children of poverty. She enables educators, social workers, health professionals, and others to communicate with people of poverty.

John Gage
Chief Researcher and Director of Science, Sun Microsystems

Mr. Gage conceived and co-founded Net Day, which organized over 500,000 volunteers to wire more than 75,000 classrooms for Internet access.

James P. Comer
Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry Yale University Child Study Center

Dr. Comer founded the Center’s School Development Program which promotes the creation of a school environment or culture that facilitates collaboration of parents, educators, and community to improve developmental, social, emotional, and academic outcomes for children. His concept is used in more than 500 schools.

Yvonne Chan
Principal, Vaughn Next Century Learning Center

Dr. Chan has created a comprehensive charter school which has implemented academic restructuring, high learning standards, and a one-stop shop for human and social services.

Harriett J. Ball
Educational Consultant Houston, TX

Ms. Ball developed her “Musical Ball Points” multisensory teaching techniques to engage inattentive students directly and to make rote learning and the transition to higher-level thinking/application easier, fun, and exciting.