Air Force Institute of Technology


Jason Anderson

Lieutenant Colonel Jason Anderson
Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Department of Operational Sciences

Lt. Col. Jason Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the Deputy Head of the Department of Operational Sciences at the Air Force Institute of Technology. As Deputy Head, Lt. Col. Anderson provides a very high level of service to the Department and to the Graduate School of Engineering and Management. He is heavily tasked with numerous and very detailed administrative procedures, especially those dealing with the military requirements and processes regarding our faculty and students. Besides accomplishing all of the assigned military administrative assignments on time and without error, he also volunteered to take on a major additional service commitment as the program manager for two separate MS programs that are delivered in-person, on-site at two remote locations (New Mexico and New Jersey). This demanding tasking required frequent communication and interaction with various personnel at the two remote sites as well as with AFIT’s in-resident faculty to coordinate on everyone’s schedules so that the remote and in-residence courses were all delivered properly and that all students graduated on-time. Not only has Lt. Col. Anderson taken on an exceptionally heavy service commitment, but he demonstrated excellence in every aspect of this extraordinary effort.

Moreover, in addition to exhibiting excellence in the area of service, Lt. Col. Anderson demonstrated outstanding excellence in the classroom as well. Over the past year, he taught 5 sections of graduate courses and achieved absolutely glowing evaluations from the students. On a scale of 1 to 5, Lt. Col. Anderson earned an amazing average score of 5.00 out of 5.00 – that means that all 63 graduate students across 5 sections of very challenging courses unanimously all gave him perfect scores of 5! The accomplishment of such a feat is simply unprecedented in all my years as Department Head.

Without any doubt whatsoever, Lt. Col. Anderson is truly worthy of special commendation! He has clearly demonstrated true excellence through his incredible service along with his superb teaching.

Jacob Freeman

Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Freeman
Deputy Department Head and Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics

Lt. Col. Freeman has served over two years as deputy head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the AFIT Graduate School of Engineering and Management, providing military mentoring, administrative leadership, training, awards and resource management for 170 military and civilian graduate students and 59 faculty and staff. He strives ceaselessly to encourage a high standard, evaluate student/officer performance, discipline and rigor, then recognize achievement appropriately. Specifically in the past year, he wrote performance evaluations for 11 military faculty and more than 70 graduated students; and he wrote 21 award nominations, including six that won at the AFIT/university level and eight others that won at the graduate engineering school level. Lt Col Freeman is currently ranked as the top performer of four lieutenant colonels in the Aero/Astro department.

Robert Loper

Robert D. Loper
Research Assistant Professor of Physics, Engineering Physics

Dr. Robert Loper is dedicated to graduate education and research. During AY17-18, Dr. Loper taught seven graduate courses in the space physics program and redesigned two courses with new lectures and textbook. Student feedback on the space physics program has been exemplary thanks to Dr. Loper’s efforts. In addition to teaching, Dr. Loper was the graduate research advisor for three MS students, graduated one student, and served on the committee of one other MS and PhD student. He also executed $18K in sponsor-funded research, submitted proposals for $120K in follow-on research, and co-authored two referred conference papers, and one invited conference presentation.

Scott Nykl

Scott Nykl
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Scott Nykl is a popular and highly successful faculty member. He constantly strives to apply his impactful research in visualization, computer graphics, real time virtual worlds, and other mission relevant areas into the courses he teaches. This has been wildly successful, both in his graduate courses as well as in other educational venues, such as the ACE Lab that he created for new Air Force cadets. Dr. Nykl is a popular graduate thesis advisor, which has resulted in numerous accomplishments with application to the defense community. His service contributions to the field of computer science have been both external, via conference program committees and journal reviews, as well as internal, with frequent contributions to faculty governance. In short, Dr. Nykl is an exemplary Assistant Professor with notable achievements in the fields of teaching, research, and service. It is my pleasure to nominate him for the SOCHE Faculty Excellence Award in light of his accomplishments.

Christine Schubert Kabban

Christine M. Schubert Kabban
Associate Professor of Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Schubert Kabban has had twelve research articles accepted or appear in eight different refereed journals. She uses her deep knowledge of statistics not only to establish new results in research, but she also leverages her expertise to give students the experience of working on realistic problems to help them understand the material better. In particular, she integrates hands-on problem solving on real-world data using classroom tools to create quality publishable analyses upon course completion.

Jeremy Slagley

Jeremy Slagley
Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering & Management

Dr Slagley has demonstrated excellence in teaching and research since becoming and AFIT faculty member in 2016. During this time he has published five scholarly, peer reviewed articles, chaired three graduated and four current thesis research efforts, oversaw twelve presentations and research posters (several award-winning), and garnered or collaborated on $292,000 in research sponsorship. Additionally, as one of only two faculty responsible for teaching in his academic program, he did this while juggling a heavy teaching load.

 

Antioch College


Julia Schiavone Camacho

Julia Schiavone Camacho
Assistant Professor of Latin American History, Humanities

Julia has completed Across the Pacific, a historical novel about a Chinese-Mexican couple separated by a virulent anti-Chinese crusade in Mexico, based on research from her 2012 book monograph, and newer historical research on the Chinese diaspora in Latin America and mixed families in modern China. She was invited to review four manuscripts in major academic journals in her field and to write a blurb for Shape Shifters: Journeys Across Terrains of Race and Identity.

Mary Ann Davis

Mary Ann Davis
Assistant Professor of Western Literature, Humanities

Mary Ann has given her time, her energy, and her innovation to many aspects of our college. Her service in the area of social justice and diversity and inclusion is especially noteworthy and valued by our Community. She has demonstrated her commitment to the college many times over with her positive volunteer spirit and participation in community events, ad hoc committees, and generally supporting the work and the Community of Antioch College.

Didier Franco

Didier Franco
Instructor of Spanish Language & Culture, Language and Culture

In his language classroom, Didier focuses on clarity and consistency, encouragement, accommodating different learning styles, and creating a strong classroom community. He employs the Communicative Approach, emphasizing oral activities rather than written practice or lecture. He constantly tweaks assignments based on constructive student feedback. He has focused on creatively incorporating technology in his classroom teaching and has strengthened his online teaching courses by including asynchronous activities for the students to observe his active participation.

Brian Kot

Brian Kot
Assistant Professor of Biology & Environmental Science, Sciences

Brian Kot's research program focuses on vertebrate biology, and it is for his achievements in this area that he receives a nomination for Excellence in Research. His most recent work, for which he has international recognition, is on cetaceans, or whales. His research has explored the feeding behavior of whales, and has contributed to studies assessing the impacts of fishing gear entangling whales. His work contributes to basic science as well as applied environmental conservation.

Rahul Nair

Rahul Nair
Assistant Professor of World History, Humanities

Rahul Nair demonstrates excellence in teaching centering student learning, collaborating with colleagues and students, and being adaptive in his teaching approach. His teaching shows a continual process of improvement through engagement with student feedback and a flexible approach to teaching. Rahul works to incorporates elements of syllabus cocreation in his classes and scaffolds key skills for historians, such as analytical writing and primary source analysis, into his course work.

Dean Snyder

Dean Snyder
Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Social Science

Dean Snyder has demonstrated excellence in teaching through his highly scaffolded approach to student-centered, exploratory learning and through his democratic engagement of students in course and assignment construction. Dean's teaching process show a commitment to guiding students through a process of discovery and application of ideas from his field. He has also employed methods of radical co-construction of syllabi and course assignments with students while maintaining strong standards of performance.

 

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Cedarville University


Seth Hamman

Seth Hamman
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Engineering & Computer Science

Faculty Advisor for Student Section of ACM, CU Representative to the Cyber Security Consortium of Southwest Ohio, Coordinator for proposal to NSA that led to Cedarville being designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. Advisor for senior project team which won 1st place award from Technology First. Two journal articles and one book chapter in past three years and Director for CU Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity

Adam Hammett

Adam Hammett
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Science and Mathematics

Faculty Academic Advisory Committee; reviewer for Mathematical Reviews (MR) Database, MathSciNet; organizer and presenter for Greater Miami Valley Math Circle; mentoring engaged couples along with his wife; active leadership service at Grace Baptist Church. Sustained and comprehensive excellence in evaluation measures including responsiveness, teaching methods, critical thinking. Two conference presentations and three journal article published within the last year.

Austin Jaquith

Austin Jaquith
Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition, Music and Worship

Dr. Jaquith is a prolific composer and every aspect of the composition process touches his composition students. He involves them in his creative process, the compositional process, the research process, the recording process, the budget process, and the editing process. He has co-written compositions with his students, giving them real-world experiences in real-time. He is a great example to all our students, but especially our composition students.

Emily Laswell

Emily Laswell
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Laswell has been instrumental in developing the Interprofessional Education (IPE) program for the School of Pharmacy. She has worked with professional programs across the Miami Valley to develop an IPE Collaborative in which nursing, physician assistant, social work, medical, pharmacy, and students from other health related fields learn in collaborative co-learning environments. This has met the needs not only of our own program for IPE but other healthcare programs across the Miami Valley.

Barb Loach

Barb Loach
Professor of Spanish, English, Literature, and Modern Languages

Dr. Loach thinks outside of the box. She is a huge advocate for service learning and team teaching. The idea for a linguistics major, our department's largest major, was her idea. She has created much needed minors such as Spanish for Professionals and Spanish for Healthcare Personnel, as well as such concentrations as Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies.

Robert Parr

Robert Parr
Senior Professor of Sociology, History & Government

Dr. Parr has served on every university committee at Cedarville at least once if not twice. He is also a devoted professor with excellent peer and student ratings. More critically, he has a large impact on his students, one that is felt for years after they leave his classroom. Dr. Parr is a model faculty member.

 

Central State University


Jonathan Holmes

Jonathan Holmes
Assistant Professor, Humanities (English)

Dr. Holmes is adept in relating historical themes and contexts for contemporary student readers and writers.

Omesh Johar

Omesh Johar
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Holmes is adept in relating historical themes and contexts for contemporary student readers and writers.

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Anthony Milburn
Chair, Department of Humanities, Humanities (History)

Dr. Milburn has advanced integrated multi-site learning, faculty development, and student learning outcomes.

Katie Shinkle

Katie Shinkle
Assistant Professor, Humanities (English)

Dedicated, responsive mentor for writing and literature.

Rajeev Swami

Rajeev Swami
Chair and Professor of Education, Education

Dr. Swami is a leader among his colleagues. He played an important role in preparing College of Education Self Study Report for the CAEP Accreditation. His service includes CAEP Appeals Committee; HLC Site Visitor, ODHE Science program reviewer; Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Hello Proposal reviewer; Reviewer for Journal of STEM Education:Innovztions and Research; Past president of SECO and MNLSTA; Recipient of the "2018 Outstanding Supervisor" by the Ohio Association of Teacher Education.

Kevin Tennon

Kevin Tennon
Assistant Professor, Accounting

Actively involved in developing and implementing co-curricular activities that keeps our students engaged.

 

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College


Tom Burns

Tom Burns
Professor, Civil Engineering Technology

Dr. Burns has over 30 years of teaching experience. He is a textbook author and former Program Chair. He recently won CState's House-Bruckmann Award for teaching excellence. The award winner is selected by faculty and administration for excellence in teaching. Dr. Burns is one of only three that have received this award three times. Dr. Burns receives high praise from his students and teaches day, night, and online.

Brian Hooten

Brian Hooten
Co-op Coordinator, Business

As a graduate of Cincinnati State, Brian brings a passion for the college and students as he develops co-op employment jobs. He has developed career readiness workshops, worked with industry advisory groups, and developed job leads all with the intention of placing students in the workforce to become productive citizens. He is a Global Career Development Facilitator, an internationally recognized certification. He founded a new student club and is the initial advisor for the group, and is very active is many other clubs on campus.

Stanislava Kantcheva

Stanislava Kantcheva
Professor, Accounting

Stani has served on many committees in the College and most recently is Co-Chair of the Budget Advisory Team. Through her leadership, the College has been successful in finding ways to save costs. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Northern Kentucky University. She has been nominated and has earned the House Bruckmann award for teaching excellence twice - most recently in 2018. Her passion extends beyond the physical classroom to the hearts and souls of students.

Marianne Niese

Marianne Niese
Chair, Addiction Studies, First Year Experience/Addiction Studies

Marianne has a deep commitment not only to the students at our Middletown campus, but to the entire Middletown community. She has put a tremendous amount of work into empowering her students and helping them to develop tools that will allow them to succeed in their studies and give back to their communities.

Peggy Rolfsen

Peggy Rolfsen
Professor, Biology

Peggy Rolfsen is one of the most dedicated faculty members that I have ever met. She is constantly evaluating and improving the content and delivery model of the courses she teaches. She is readily available to her online students and provides them with a great deal of support so that they will be successful.

Professor Rolfsen is an amazing mentor, sharing her knowledge and love of education with the college faculty in many ways. She developed an online "Faculty Lounge" to help her reach as many educators as possible with information on teaching and learning, as well as how to navigate within the college. She is an exceptional person and educator.

Joanne Steelman

Joanne Steelman
Instructor, Mathematics

Jo has a fantastic range as a Mathematics instructor. She is equally comfortable and engaging at developmental levels and high level math courses. She connects with College Credit Plus students as well as she does with non-traditional adult students. It is rare to find someone who can be successful across so many topics with so many types of students.

 

Clark State Community College


Lisa Crispin

Lisa Crispin
Associate Professor, Licensed Practical Nursing

Lisa Crispin is a tremendous asset to the LPN program as well as the Health and Human Services division. The compassion she displays to her students creates a welcoming and attentive learning environment. She is well respected by her students and fellow colleagues at Clark State. Lisa is always accessible to her students as she wants to make sure they are well prepared before entering the workforce. She is very deserving of this award.

Lawrence Everett

Lawrence Everett
Professor and Coordinator, Precision Agriculture, Business and Applied Technology

Dr. Everett is the lead investigator for a National Science Foundation Precision Agriculture grant. Great instructor and great class. He makes things very easy to follow when he is explaining them. Dr. Everett is a great instructor. He is very understanding and you can tell he desires to see his students succeed. Mr. Everett is one of the best teachers that I have ever had. Always had a positive attitude & always excited & willing to help students. Took time to explain the assignments. Cares about each student individually.

Susan Everett

Susan Everett
Professor, Business and Applied Technology

Dr. Everett cares deeply for her students and treats them like her children. She is happy to see everyone succeed and also cares about the students that are not doing as well and reaches out to them. Dr. Susan Everett also contributes regularly to her field by providing articles to publications related to horticulture. She has been instrumental in getting the college to be part of the A2C3 agriculture consortium.

Carol Miller

Carol Miller
Instructor, Psychology, Arts & Sciences

Carol is a dedicated psychology faculty member, always willing to step forward to be actively involved and engaged in student success efforts. She is loved by her students, always finding ways to make psychology fun. This spring, she led the program review process for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Extensive data collection, report writing, team presentation and pure determination were required to complete this task in a short period of time.

 

Edison State Community College


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Dustin Wenrich
Assistant Professor of English, English

Dustin Wenrich is an excellent faculty who is held in great regard by students and fellow faculty. He has served as Edison State Education Association President for a number of years and advises Edison State’s Student Senate. Furthermore, he contributes to a number of English Department activities and is always willing to help when the occasion arises or when fellow faculty members need advice. Dustin is truly an outstanding member of the Edison State family.

Sandra Streitenberger

Sandra Streitenberger
Associate Professor of Accounting/Business, Business

Sandra Streitenberger is clearly an outstanding professional, mentor, teacher and colleague, but she should be viewed first as an outstanding educational leader. Sandra has been among the most visible proponents of Edison's STEMM event for young women and has been out in front as a champion and role model to emulate. She has served as an extraordinary example to senior professionals, as well as an inspiration to development staff at the beginning of their careers.

 

Kettering College


Elizabeth Golba

Elizabeth Golba
Associate Professor, Department of Respiratory Care

Elizabeth is simply amazing! She is a compassionate and caring instructor, who is willing to step up and give time and energy for the college. Both her online and face to face classes are incredible. She takes time to develop fun interactive teaching tools to explain concepts. Communicates with Christian caring and cares for not only students but other faculty. An absolute pleasure to work with.

 

Miami University Regionals


Marianne Cotugno

Marianne Cotugno
Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures, and Writing

Dr. Cotugno teaches a broad range of courses at Miami Regionals, ranging from UNV 101, the first-year student's introduction to the university to technical and business writing to American literature. She teaches in both face to face and online formats, and she is rated highly by her students. They praise her for inviting questions, providing opportunities for class discussion, organization, and concern for students. As part her of her continuing improvements efforts, she is pursuing a Master's degree in Transformative Education and she has recently participated in a Faculty Learning Community focused on Student Engagement through E-Learning.

Donna Evans

Donna Evans
Senior Lecturer, Computer and Information Technology

A talented teacher and valuable member of the Miami Regionals community, Donna Evans has been recognized specifically for her work as an academic advisor. According to one staff member, students who come to Donna for advising "rave about Donna's engaging personality, complete review of the programs, and honest assessment of their programmatic fit." Donna is known for her talent as an academic adviser, and her insights about advising often help other faculty members improve their own advising.

Tracey Hoffman

Tracey Hoffman
Assistant Professor, Education and Society

As the Pre-K Associate's Degree Coordinator, Tracey regularly reaches out to multiple stakeholders to make sure we have funding opportunities for Miami's Prekindergarten students, and she participates on multiple community committees that have an impact on local initiatives affecting childcare and preschool programs in our community. Tracey was also instrumental in developing and assisting in the transformation of the program from a face-to-face format to a fully online program, in order to make it more accessible to working students. She participated in the development of nine online courses for the program, serving both as program coordinator and the adviser to participating students. Tracey has also authored an article outlining the development of the Prekindergarten Associate Degree Program Online in order to meet the needs of non-traditional students with the hope that other universities can look to Miami University as a model of exemplary practices in online development and teaching.

Michelle Lawrence

Michelle Lawrence
Visiting Faculty Member, Languages, Literatures, and Writing

Michelle Lawrence began as a student at Miami University Middletown and returned as a part-time instructor after earning her master's degree. She is an engaged composition and creative writing teacher who helps diverse learners awaken their curiosity, develop their voices, and engage their communities. At MUM she has developed innovative assignments, including one on multi-generational storytelling, and in-person and online reading events for students to share their work. She has also been instrumental in the revival of our student literary magazine.

Tom Mays

Tom Mays
Associate Professor, Commerce

Dr. Mays received our first ever Excellence in Online Teaching Award in 2018. He was nominated by multiple people, most of whom were students who had taken one of his online courses. The nominators specifically pointed out Tom's innovative practices and efforts to engage his students, something that can be more challenging in an online format.

Barbara Oswald

Barbard Oswald
Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Oswald dedicates herself to providing students with applied learning experiences that truly engage them in their education. She regularly attends teaching-focused conferences to make sure she keeps her pedagogy in Psychology up to date with current trends. She experiments with new technologies and pedagogies, and never rests on her laurels; in fact, she revises her courses every semester. She has mentored close to 90 Miami students in their experiential research projects, and she excels at teaching in one-on-one, seated large groups, and online formats.

Leland Spencer

Leland Spencer
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies

In spite of a challenging teaching load and service as his department's Chief Academic Advisor, Dr. Leland Spencer has established himself as one of Miami Regionals' most prolific and talented scholars. To date, Dr. Leland Spencer has published 2 books, 14 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 editorially reviewed book chapters, and several book reviews. In recognition of his accomplishments, Miami University awarded him the Junior Faculty Scholar award, and the journal Women & Language has asked him to be their new editor.

 

Sinclair Community College


Dair Arnold

Dair Arnold
Assistant Professor, English

Masterful teaching of ENG 1131, Business Writing, using ethical scenarios and other innovative pedagogical approaches; mentors students, faculty and CCP faculty.

Valerie Cope

Valerie Cope
Faculty, Mathematics

Chaired Sinclair's Math Academy, rewriting significant amounts of curriculum to facilitate flex-paced venues for remedial algebra that greatly facilitate student success.

Angela Fernandez

Angela Fernandez
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Her creation of the Orientation to Criminal Justice; her innovative use of active learning techniques; her leveraging of instructional technology to maximize student engagement.

Heidi McGohan

Heidi McGohan
Program Director, Occupational Therapy

Her institution of a bi-weekly OTA Open Lab; her work to accumulate different certifications for the OTA program; her collaboration with outside agencies to help students develop professionally.

 

Southern State Community College


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Jody Bishop
Associate Professor of Sociology, Social Sciences

An exceptional instructor and champion for students, Jody exemplifies servant leadership. In addition to his rigorous teaching load, Jody willingly steps up to assume leadership roles in various capacities across the institution. Having served as a Division Coordinator for the past several years, Jody has capably and effectively supported the academic operations of the institution. And, despite the many responsibilities he manages, Jody always prioritizes students and serves them with a genuine passion for their success.

 

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University of Dayton


Jackie Arnold

Jackie M. Arnold
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Dr. Jackie Arnold holds high expectations for herself in her classroom, and her students clearly identify and respond to her commitment. She is known for her classroom passion and explicitly shares with her students how much she loves what she does. Dr. Arnold has enhanced student learning through multiple teaching strategies, including the use of multimedia learning, incorporating clinical rounds, creating problem-based learning experiences, and utilizing case studies to connect theory to practice.

Sandy Furterer

Sandra Furterer
Assistant Professor, Engineering Management Systems and Technology

Dr. Sandy Furterer has been very active in improving and strengthening the curriculum in the Department of Engineering Management, Systems and Technology. She has reached out to several companies in the area to expand her research and serve their needs. In addition, Sandy has supported a variety of student teams in the Innovation Center on their projects providing the students with engineering outlines, structure, and guidance. Finally, she developed a course entitled Leadership and Engagement for Diversity course.

Jeff Jones

Jeffrey Jones
Professor, Art and Design

Jeff has earned distinction as an artist through a number of national and international exhibitions that his work has been featured in, the excellent record of gallery representation for his work, the notice of his work by major American art critics and art journals, and the breadth of his curatorial work as he brings younger art scholars to national attention.

Jeff Schmitt

Jeff Schmitt
Associate Professor, School of Law

Scholarship, teaching, and service form the three-legged stool of academic life. Professor Jeff Schmitt has succeeded in finding the ideal balance and in so doing has enhanced the University of Dayton School of Law's educational program in countless ways. He has published in highly ranked journals, been praised by his students for his wealth of knowledge and genuine enthusiasm, and chaired and directed important committees and programs. In sum, he is a Renaissance professor.

Feng Ye

Feng Ye
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

As an early career faculty member, Dr. Ye has demonstrated excellent scholarship. He has published over five papers in peer reviewed journals or conference proceedings. He has submitted numerous research proposals including three NSF proposals.

Lynne Yengulalp

Lynne Yengulalp
Associate Professor, Mathematics

Lynne combines group work, lecture, and technology to create a lively student-centered learning environment. She has advanced testing processes in the department and serves as an excellent mentor for math students. She also engages the community, working with middle school children to help them enjoy math.

 

Wilberforce University


Buffy Andrews

Buffy Andrews
Adjunct Instructor, College of Graduate, Adult and Continuing Education

Ms. Andrews has provided the students with a multi-dimensionless approach to learning human services, organizational management and strategic planning. Each semester, Mrs. Andrews holds a forum and invite guests to provide further exploration around the theoretical and practical concepts found in the textbook. Moreover, she is provided several students with employment opportunities with ODRC.

Charles Fox

Charles Fox
Director of Telecommunications and Assistant Professor of Mass Communications, Mass Media Communications

Professor Fox heads the WU Media which is heavily involved in the co-curricular/experiential /applied aspects of broadcast communications and engages not just communications majors but also other students with an interest in expanding their hands-on skills/competencies. He teaches a full load of courses in Mass Media Communications and also has gone out of his way to help students find internships and jobs. Additionally, he serves on various task-forces and committees and also serves as an MMC advisor. Professor Fox has produced numerous media vehicles such as screenplays and podcasts and has been featured multiple times as a panelist and as an expert featured speaker in conferences and on broadcast channels such as PBS.

 

Wilmington College


Al Beatty

Al Beatty
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Accounting

Al has performed numerous services to the college including being an exemplary role model for student, establishing VITA, an Accounting Club, being present at all manner of college functions and engaging students as individuals.

Savitha Krishna

Savitha Krishna
Assistant Professor of Biology, Biology

Savitha has wisely executed multiple pedagogies in each course she teaches allowing each to evolve.

 

Wittenberg University


Sha'Dawn Battle

Sha'Dawn Battle
Assistant Professor of English, English

Sha'Dawn Battle is being recognized for achieving the highest level of teaching excellence by a visiting or adjunct faculty member at Wittenberg University. Sha'Dawn believes her job is to facilitate discussions that enable this kind of critical reflection and the conversations are often uncomfortable. But discomfort is a tell-tale sign of effective pedagogy. Sha'Dawn's impact has been felt beyond her classroom's walls. She has been involved in extracurricular organizations serving as the advisor for a new student group, Shades of Pearl, and helping these students to earn the NCAA III Diversity Spotlight Initiative Award in 2015. Her department chair says she has rarely heard undergraduates so able to move seamlessly between theory and literary texts and criticism.

Alyssa Hoofnagle

Alyssa Hoofnagle
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Math and Computer Science

Alyssa Hoofnagle is being recognized for excellence in teaching by an untenured professor. Alyssa easily connects with students. She teaches very complex subjects in accessible and manageable ways and proves equally approachable in her individual meetings with students. Students attest to her devotion to making sure that they understand the material and in using clear and engaging examples that make the classroom a place of real learning. As one student put it, "She dedicates hours and hours and much effort outside of class to making sure her students are comfortable with the content."

Adam Parker

Adam Parker
Professor of Mathematics, Math and Computer Science

Adam Parker is being recognized for his distinguished teaching and the highest level of excellence in teaching for a tenured professor. Adam, also a recipient of the Ohio Section of the Mathematics Association of America Math Teaching Award, employs a personalized approach to educating students. In addition to his excellence in teaching math, he has grown students' interest in the value they place in a liberal arts education. He continues a great tradition of connecting with students and gives everything he can to make students' lives and careers more fulfilling. Those students, in turn, become lifelong contributors to their communities and the university. Adam's teaching excellence has also been recognized by Wittenberg's Omicron Delta Kappa Teaching Award.

Cynthia Richards

Cynthia Richards
Professor of English, English

Cynthia Richards is being recognized for her outstanding teaching as well as her commitment to growing and improving as a teaching scholar. Cynthia realized early in her career that to stay good at my job I was going to have to continue to grow and stay innovative in my approach I needed to model for my students' intellectual risk-taking by taking a risk on new themes and approaches myself. Her colleagues describe Cynthia as an engaging instructor that challenges students of all levels to push beyond what they thought possible in themselves. She achieves this with innovative assignments and clear, concise formalization of the inputs and outputs that enable even her beginning students to succeed at complex tasks. Cynthia's teaching excellence has also been recognized by Wittenberg's Omicron Delta Teaching Award, a Fulbright Teaching Award, the Lawrence Ruff Chair of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Dayton (2016), and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Innovative Teaching Award.

 

Wright State University


Kristen Halling

Kristen Halling
Professor, Modern Language

Students are her priority. She has increased the department from one French major to 42 French Majors and 59 French Minors. She makes personalized four-year plans of study for her advisees, holds extended office hours, works on study abroad. She created and sustains the France Ambassador Program. She approaches her students with positivity, empathy and high expectations. Awards include: 2016 Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award by the American Association of Teachers of French, 2010 Ed Allen Outstanding Foreign Language Instructor by the Ohio Foreign Language Association. Les Palmes Academiques was bestowed on her by the French Government in 2010. OFLA recognized her teaching and program building by naming the WSU French program as the 2008 Outstanding Foreign Language Program. Panel Leader for the ODHE French TAG Panel. Wright State University 2018 Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching.

Kerry Martin

Kerry Martin
Instructor, Economics

Ms. Martin has achieved significant improvements in student success for classes that many of them deem to be among the most difficult and painful in pursuit of a business degree. This comes from her ability to generate high levels of work efforts and determination from her students through meticulous planning and efforts on her part. Her class environment is truly exceptions. For each class meeting, students know the learning objective, participate in activity-based learning tasks and work with classmates on problems. Between classes students use pedagogical software to reinforce class learning. She has devoted significant time to selecting and creating instructional materials for use in all sections of EC1050 which has resulted in the success rate increasing for this course (grade of C or higher). This course helps bring business students up to speed on math needed later in the curriculum. Not only the students but also her peers. She won the 2017 Raj Soin college of Business teaching award.