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2016-2017 Teaching Academy Induction and Recognition Ceremony

The Purdue University Teaching Academy honored faculty members and graduate teaching assistants for outstanding and scholarly teaching in graduate, undergraduate, or engagement programs in ceremonies Nov. 15, 2016. Colleges and departments identify individual candidates 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 2016 Murphy Award recipients who are automatically inducted into the Teaching Academy, eight new Fellows from the university faculty, and three Associate members from among continuing lecturers and graduate teaching assistants were selected from the pool of nominees.

The new Teaching Academy Fellows (and their respective departments and colleges) are:

David M. Barbarash – Horticulture & Landscape Architecture – College of Agriculture
Jessica A. Cabral – Construction Managemlogy – Purdue Polytechnic
Shelley A. Claridge – Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering – Colleges of Science and Engineering
Jennifer L. Freeman – School of Health Sciences – College of Health & Human Sciences
Rachael H. Kenney – Math and Curriculum & Instruction – Colleges of Science and Education
Sara A. McComb – Nursing and Industrial Engineering – Colleges of Health & Human Sciences and Engineering
Melanie Morgan – Brian Lamb School of Communication – College of Liberal Arts
Haley F. Oliver – Food Science – College of Agriculture
Cary Troy – Civil Engineering – College of Engineering

The new Teaching Academy Associates are:

Kelly H. Blanchard – Economics – Krannert School of Management
Kelly-Ann N. Dixon Hamil – Statistics – College of Science
Rachel E. Walker-Kulzick – Political Science – College of Liberal Arts 

The 2016 Murphy Award recipients honored as Teaching Academy Fellows are:

James L. Jenkins -- Construction Management Technology – Purdue Polytechnic
Eric A. Nauman – Mechanical Engineering – College of Engineering
Larry Nies – Civil Engineering and Environmental & Ecological Engineering – College of Engineering
Keith L. Shimko – Political Science – College of Liberal Arts
Rod N. Williams – Forestry & Natural Resources – College of Agriculture

Inductee Photo_2016

Photo caption:(back, l-r) George Van Scoyoc, Academy charter member and former chair, Peter Hollenbeck, Academy member and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Rod Williams, Keith Shimko, Larry Nies, Sara McComb, David Rollock, Academy chair, Eric Nauman, Kelly Blanchard, Melanie Morgan, Shelley Claridge, James Jenkins, and David Barbarash; (first, l-r) Cary Troy, Rachel Walker-Kulzick, Rachael Kenney, Jennifer Freeman and Haley Oliver.

Inductee Photo

David Rollock, Academy chair, presents 2016 inductee Jessica Cabral with her medallion and membership certificate.

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