September 18, 2017

Purdue Teaching Academy to induct 10 Fellows, 2 Associates

The Purdue University Teaching Academy will recognize faculty members and graduate teaching assistants for outstanding and scholarly teaching in graduate, undergraduate or engagement programs in ceremonies Sept. 27. 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, five new Fellows from the University faculty and two Associate members from among continuing lecturers and graduate teaching assistants were selected from the pool of nominees.

New Teaching Academy Fellows (and their respective departments and colleges)

* Lalatendu Acharya, Consumer Science, College of Health and Human Sciences
* Kimberly Buhman, Nutrition Science, College of Health and Human Sciences
* Elizabeth Richards, Nursing, College of Health and Human Sciences
* Michael Grant, Aeronautics and Astronautics, College of Engineering
* Chad Jafvert, Civil Engineering/Environmental and Ecological Engineering, College of Engineering

New Teaching Academy Associates

* Christopher Roemmele, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, College of Science
* Christina Weiler, Languages and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts

2017 Murphy Award recipients

* Dorsey Armstrong, English, College of Liberal Arts
* Erica Carlson, Physics and Astronomy, College of Science
* Signe Kastberg, Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
* Melanie Morgan, Communication, College of Liberal Arts
* Carl Wassgren, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

The Teaching Academy Induction Ceremony will be held Sept. 27 in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the ceremony at 7 p.m. All members of the Purdue community are welcome to attend and may register here by Sept. 20. 

The Teaching Academy’s mission is to enhance and strengthen the quality of teaching and learning at the University.


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