Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
JO ANN SWEENEY
Jo Ann Sweeney, professor of curriculum and instruction, died on December 18, 1996. She was 57. A memorial service was held at the George I. Sanchez Education Building on the campus.
Professor Sweeney was born on May 27, 1939, in North Star, Michigan. She earned bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan in 1966, 1968, and 1970, respectively.
Dr. Sweeney joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1970. She chaired the Department of Curriculum and Instruction from 1990 o her death. She specialized in social studies and economic education. She was the department's liaison with the Texas Education Agency and the Austin Independent School District. She also worked with the Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts.
Professor Sweeney was a member of the Atlantic Economic Society, the National Council on Economic Education, and the National Council for Social Studies. She received the M. A. Welch Award for excellence in economic education.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 16, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.