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Dr. Joe Lamberti

Butler Service Medal, 2007

JoeFaculty Emeritus Joe Lamberti is a loyal friend and long time supporter of Butler University. Joe's history with the University began in September 1981 when he assumed the position of dean of the College of Education. He served in that capacity from 1981-90 before retiring to the faculty of the College, where he served until his retirement in 2002.

Joe received his bachelor's degree from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, a master's degree from California State University at Northridge and a doctorate from the University of Florida. From 1969-72 he was engaged in teaching and administration at the University of Florida and Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to coming to Butler, Joe was on the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa where he also held the position of assistant to the dean of the College of Education.

As dean of Butler's College of Education, Joe was instrumental in initiating and developing a number of innovative programs including the successful principal preparation program, curriculum changes and youth involvement initiatives. He also implemented programs on portfolio assessment, faculty development, service learning and international exchanges. During his tenure, he promoted new recognition programs for recruiting and rewarding outstanding students. In addition, he has held many leadership positions in local, state and national professional organizations.

In October 2006, Joe was inducted into the Indiana Teacher Educator's Hall of Fame.

In retirement, Joe continues to help Butler by participating in activities to recruit students from underserved populations. Additionally, he provides assistance to the College of Education on their partnerships with Indianapolis Public Schools. He serves as a member of the Center for Citizenship and Community Advisory Board and as a volunteer for the Butler Catholic Community. He is also a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Joe and his family have contributed to the Butler fund for the past 20 years. He has also donated to the Martha Zetzl Memorial Award Fund and other scholarship funds. Most recently, Joe established a fund that raised money to purchase and install a defibrillator in Atherton Union.

Joe and his wife, Ida, have three children - Anna, Elizabeth and Matthew.

Updated 2007