April 16, 2004
Faculty, staff honored at Purdue's Honors Convocation
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Purdue faculty and staff received several special honors during the university's annual Honors Convocation on April 4 at the Elliott Hall of Music.
Each of Purdue's academic areas presented awards for excellence in teaching, and there were four honors for special academic endeavors. Award winners were:
Christian Y. Oseto, professor of entomology, School of Agriculture Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Lucette B. Comer, professor of foods and nutrition, Mary L. Matthews Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching in the School of Consumer and Family Sciences.
Teresa Taber Doughty, assistant professor of educational studies, School of Education Outstanding Teacher Award.
Deborah K. Follman, assistant professor of freshman engineering, A.A. Potter Best of Engineering Teaching Award.
Frank S. Rosenthal, associate professor of health sciences, School of Health Sciences' Robert R. Landolt Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Patricia Hart, professor of foreign languages and literatures, School of Liberal Arts Excellence in Education Award.
Michael J. Cooper, associate professor of management, School of Management Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award.
Cynthia Bozich-Keith, assistant clinical professor of nursing, School of Nursing's LaNelle E. Geddes Excellence in Teaching Award.
Jane E. Krause, director of experiential programs, School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences Professor Henry W. Heine Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Mikhail J. Atallah, distinguished professor of computer science, School of Science Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Dale B. Oderman, professor of aviation technology, School of Technology James G. Dwyer Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching.
Stephen B. Hooser, assistant professor of veterinary pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award.
Foods and nutrition faculty members William Evers, professor, and Olivia Wood, associate professor, the Class of 1922 Helping Students Learn Award. Using a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, Evers and Wood developed computer-assisted instruction for students in a medical nutrition therapy course. The simulation of a real clinical situation included a "patient" played by an actor and a medical chart with data. Students improved their clinical reasoning before starting an internship. The tutorial has become known nationwide. The recipients divide a $3,750 cash prize and their departments will divide a $1,250 academic expense account for their respective use.
Deborah Anderson, residential life manager at McCutcheon Hall, Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion Award. The award, which consists of a medallion and $1,500, honors significant contributions by a staff or faculty member to the education and well-being of women students at Purdue.
Charles Calahan, clinical professor in child development and family studies, Award for Excellence in Distance Learning, Best Credit-granting Program. Calahan developed a course titled "Designing Child and Family Programs."
Dreama Love, Extension specialist in early care and education training, Award for Excellence in Distance Learning, Best Noncredit Program. She developed a course titled "Non-Formal Child Development Associate Credential Training."
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