May 30, 2017

Purdue University Teaching Academy announces 2017 inductees

The Purdue University Teaching Academy has announced 12 inductees for 2017, in recognition of their outstanding and scholarly teaching in graduate, undergraduate or engagement programs. 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.

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

* 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.

The new Teaching Academy Associates are:

* Christopher Roemmele, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, College of Science.

* Christina Weiler, Languages and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts.

The 2017 Murphy Award recipients who will be inducted are:

* 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, Brian Lamb School of Communication, College of Liberal Arts.

* Carl Wassgren, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

Details on the fall induction ceremony will be announced later.

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

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