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2014-2015 Teaching Academy Induction and Recognition Ceremony

The Purdue University Teaching Academy honored 11 faculty members and teaching assistants in ceremonies on Sept. 24, in recognition of their outstanding and scholarly teaching in graduate, undergraduate, or engagement programs.

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

The new Teaching Academy Fellows are:
Monica Cardella – Engineering Education – College of Engineering
Pamela Karagory – Nursing – College of Health and Human Sciences
Christopher Lukasik – English – College of Liberal Arts
Vicki Simpson – nursing – College of Health and Human Sciences

The new Teaching Academy Associates are:
Lindsey Payne – Environmental & Ecological Engineering/Ecological Sciences and Engineering Graduate Program – College of Engineering
Kyle Vealey – English – College of Liberal Arts

The 2014 Murphy Award recipients honored as Teaching Academy Fellows are:
David Eichinger – Curriculum Instruction – College of Education
Kathleen C. Howell – Aeronautics and Astronautics – College of Engineering
Cynthia Bozich Keith – School of Nursing – College of Health & Human Sciences
Suzanne Nielsen – Food Science – College of Agriculture
Jason Weiss – Civil Engineering – College of Engineering

Inductee Photo

Photo caption: Purdue Teaching Academy members recognized during ceremonies Sept. 24, 2014, were, from left: (back) Lindsey Payne, Vicki Simpson, David Eichinger, Cynthia Bozich Keith, Christopher Lukasik, and Jason Weiss; (front) Kathleen Howell, Monica Cardella, Pamela Karagory, Kyle Vealey and Suzanne Nielsen.

2014-2015 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.)

Cynthia Bozich Keith                                                  Monica Cardella
Nursing                                                                         Engineering Education


David Eichinger                                                          Kathleen C. Howell
Curriculum Instruction                                                     Aeronautics and Astronautics


Pamela Karagory                                                        Christopher Lukasik
Nursing                                                                         English


Suzanne Nielsen                                                        Lindsey Payne
Food Science                                                               Environmental&Ecological Engineering/
                                                                                   Ecological Sciences and Engineering
                                                                                   Graduate Program


Vicki Simpson                                                              Jason Weiss
Nursing                                                                         Civil Engineering


Kyle Vealey


2013-2014 Teaching Academy Induction and Recognition Ceremony

The Teaching Academy held its annual induction and recognition ceremony for new fellows and associate fellows on October 9, 2013. The Academy inducted 13 new members. New fellows to the Teaching Academy include (*Murphy awardees):

Eric Barker                                                                    Karen Foli
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology*            Nursing


Peter Hollenbeck                                                          George Hollich
Biological Sciences*                                                        Psychological Sciences *


Sonia Lasher-Trapp                                                     Fred Mannering
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences                    Civil Engineering*


Carrie Wachter Morris                                                  Jeffrey R. Rhoads
Educational Studies                                                        Mechanical Engineering


Marcy Towns                                                                David Umulis
Chemistry*                                                                     Agricultural & Biological Engineering


Mariko Wei
Japanese & Linguistics*


New Associate Fellows include:

Samar Khirallah                                                                 Laura Young
Basic Medical Sciences                                                        Political Science