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2015-2016 Teaching Academy Induction and Recognition Ceremony

The Purdue University Teaching Academy honored nine faculty members and one graduate teaching assistant for outstanding and scholarly teaching in graduate, undergraduate, or engagement programs, in ceremonies Sept. 29, 2015. Candidates were identified by their individual department or college/school based upon evidence of excellence in teaching, innovation in teaching methodology, teaching-related service, and scholarship in teaching and learning.

In addition to the five Murphy Award recipients who are automatically inducted into the Teaching Academy, three new Fellows from the university faculty, and one Associate member from graduate teaching assistants, instructors or other teaching staff, were selected from the pool of nominees.

The new Teaching Academy Fellows are:
Roy Dejoie – Management – Krannert School of Management
Mark Daniel Ward – Statistics – College of Science
Mike Yough – Educational Studies – College of Education

The new Teaching Academy Associates are:
Nusta Carranza Ko – Political Science – College of Liberal Arts

The 2015 Murphy Award recipients honored as Teaching Academy Fellows are:

Carol Cunningham-Sigman – Visual & Performing Arts – College of Liberal Arts
Larry DeBoer – Agricultural Economics – College of Agriculture
Karen Foli – Nursing – College of Health & Human Sciences
Pam Karagory – Nursing – College of Health & Human Sciences
Matthew Ohland – Engineering Education – College of Engineering
Kimberly Plake – Pharmacy Practice – College of Pharmacy

Inductee Photo

Photo caption: Purdue Teaching Academy council members, David Rollock (left) and Joel Ebarb (right), welcomed Academy members for 2015-16, from left, Carol Cunningham-Sigman, Mark Daniel Ward, Roy Dejoie, Matt Ohland, Kimberly Plake, Larry DeBoer, Karen Foli, Mike Yough, and Nusta Carranza Ko. Missing: Pam Karagory.

2015-2016 Teaching Academy Awardee Videos

The 11 outstanding instructors recognized by the Teaching Academy share their innovative ideas on engaging students and facilitating learning on the Purdue West Lafayette campus. (Listed alphabetically.)

Carol Cunningham-Sigman                                         Karen Foli
Visual & Performing Arts                                                 Nursing


Larry DeBoer                                                              Roy Dejoie
Agricultural Economics                                                     Management


Pamela Karagory                                                        Nusta Ko
Nursing                                                                         Political Science


Matt Ohland                                                                 Kimberly Plake
Engineering Education                                                      Pharmacy Practice


Mark Ward                                                                  Mike Yough
Statistics                                                                       Educational Studies


Click here to see information from September 2014 Teaching Academy Induction Ceremony