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GBHEM Announces Exemplary Teacher Awards for Fall 2011

December 13, 2011

Eleven professors at United Methodist-related colleges, universities, and UM theological schools have received the Exemplary Teacher Award from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Faculty members were nominated and selected based on exemplary teaching, service to students beyond the classroom, and commitment to values-centered education. The program expresses the church’s support of and appreciation for outstanding teaching at UM-related colleges and universities.

GBHEM’s Division of Higher Education provides a certificate and a monetary award to those selected.

“The 2011 Exemplary Teachers demonstrate a variety of pedagogical approaches that create engaging experiences for their students. The Division of Higher Education presents these awards with great pride, recognizing that excellent teaching is a hallmark of United Methodist-related institutions,” said Gerald Lord, associate general secretary of GBHEM’s Division of Higher Education.

Some institutions give the awards during spring semester; others make it the award in the fall. The following faculty members were selected this fall by their institutions for this award:

  • Beth Myers, professor of English, Adrian College
  • Sandra Young, assistant professor of English, Columbia College
  • Laura Hainsworth, associate professor of Chemistry, Emory & Henry College
  • Marjorie Jane Harris, professor of Religious Studies, Hendrix College
  • Jennifer Lorenzen, assistant professor of Education, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Karen Poremski, associate professor of English, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Karin Warren, associate professor and Herzog Family Chair of Environmental Studies, Randolph College
  • Martín Gonzalez, associate professor of Biology, Southwestern University
  • Lisa Dryden, professor of Education and director of graduate programs in Education, Texas Wesleyan University
  • Denise Dombkowski, professor of Hebrew Bible, Wesley Theological Seminary
  • Eric Waggoner, associate professor of English, West Virginia Wesleyan College.

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