Toni Schindler Zimmerman

College of Health and Human Sciences
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Appointed: 2009
Office: 427 Behavioral Sciences Building
Phone: (970) 491-6922
Email: [email protected]
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  • B. S., Ohio University, 1984
  • M.S., Radford University, 1985
  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1991

Professor Zimmerman, who joined CSU’s faculty in 1991, directs the nationally recognized Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program. Her teaching and research focus include social justice in families and other systems and mentoring for vulnerable youth using a family systems innovative model called Campus Connection (CC). Toni and her colleagues developed and implement CC which is now a licensed program offered at other Universities nationally and internationally. The CC program is a service learning course and a program for local youth where undergraduate students provide on campus mentoring and clinical graduate students provide integrated mental health services. The research outcomes for both youth and university students are impressive and have been highly recognized with several national awards. Toni has published more than 100 journal articles and chapters, has been very successful in the area of grants and contracts and frequently presents nationally and internationally.

Selected Teaching Awards and Recognitions

  • 2019, Reginal winner, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award by the Association of Public and Land–grant Universities for the Campus Connections Program. 2018, Excellence in Community Partner Engagement Award for CSU on behalf of Campus Connections from Engagement Scholarship Consortium
  • 2018, Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Award in the "Talent Category" from the Associations of Public Land-Grant Universities. (Awarded to Colorado State University on behalf of Campus Connections and two other university programs).
  • 2016, Featured as one of the top Female Leaders at CSU, Colorado State: The Magazine for Alumni and Friends
  • 2015, Visiting Scholar Award, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2014, Outstanding Engagement Award, CSU College of Health and Human Sciences
  • 2014, Campus Corps included in CSU Carnegie Engagement Application, Colorado State University
  • 2013, Distinguished Faculty Award, CSU Distinguished Alumni Awards
  • 2012, Exceptional Innovation Instruction in Service Learning Faculty Award, Office of Service Learning, The Institute for Learning and Teaching
  • 2012, Supervisor of the Year, Colorado Marriage and Family Therapy Association
  • 2009, Best Teacher Award, Colorado State University Alumni Association
  • 2009, Outstanding Teacher Award, Colorado State University College of Applied Human Sciences
  • 2009, University Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award, Colorado State University
  • 2002, Margaret B. Hazaleus Award, CSU Women’s Caucus
  • 2002, Superior Service Award, CSU College of Applied Human Sciences
  • 1999, Marriage and Family Therapy Program Training Award, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • 1997, Colorado Marriage and Family Therapist of the Year Award, Colorado Association for Marriage and Family Therapy