GBHEM Announces Exemplary Teacher Awards for Spring 2011

Date Posted: 9/21/2011

Forty-six professors at United Methodist-related schools, colleges, and universities have received the Exemplary Teacher Award from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for spring 2011.


This program expresses the church’s support of and appreciation for faculty who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, excellence in teaching, service to students and commitment to education. Professors were presented an appreciation certificate and a cash award.


An award was given posthumously to Daniel Gorman, a University of Mount Union professor killed in an automobile accident.


“The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is pleased to be the vehicle for expressing this appreciation on behalf of The United Methodist Church,” said Dr. Gerald D. Lord, associate general secretary of GBHEM’s Division of Higher Education.


Some institutions give the awards during spring semester; others make the award in the fall. The following faculty members were selected this spring by their institutions for the award:


Professor Kathryn J. Anderson, Alaska Pacific University
Professor Elizabeth W. Kiddy, Albright College
Professor George Wiley, Baker University
Professor Carol Gregory, Baldwin-Wallace College
Professor Yvonne Welbon, Bennett College for Women
Professor Louanne Jacobs, Birmingham-Southern College
Professor Benjamin E. Zeller, Brevard College
Ms. Tracy Hahn, Carrollton Christian Academy
Professor Stephen Davis, Centenary College
Professor Susan A. Brayford, Centenary College of Louisiana
Professor Sherri Griffin, Central Methodist University
Professor Muthukrishna Raja, Claflin University
Professor Joseph Ditta, Dakota Wesleyan University
Professor R. Anthony Giesen, Ferrum College
Professor Philip Ackerman-Leist, Green Mountain College
Professor Joyce Hardin, Hendrix College
Professor Jessica Waters, Hiwassee College
Professor Christopher M. Payne, Huntingdon College
Professor Maryellen Potts, Iowa Wesleyan College
Professor Connie Neuburger, Kansas Wesleyan University
Professor Evelyn Hiatt, Kentucky Wesleyan College
Professor Arthur Robinson, LaGrange College
Professor Melissa Clauson, Lindsey Wilson College
Professor Anita Duesterhoft, Lon Morris College
Professor Michelle Briggs, Lycoming College
Mr. Frank Rodriguez, Lydia Patterson Institute
Professor Kayla McKinney Wiggins, Martin Methodist College
Professor Brian Frederking, McKendree University
Professor Karmen J. Ten Napel, Morningside College
Professors Carl and Jackie Lewis, North Carolina Wesleyan College
Professor Kristina Bogdanov, Ohio Wesleyan University
Professor Maria S. Scott, Randolph-Macon College
Professor Irma M. Santoro, Reinhardt University
Professor Jiaqian Zhu, Rust College
Professor Aimé Sposato, Shenandoah University
Professors CoryAnne Harrigan and Amy Doling, Simpson College
Professor Melinda Current, Southwestern College
Professor Cole Cheek, Spartanburg Methodist College
Professor Daniel Covington, Union College
Professor Terrence O. Harewood, University of Indianapolis
Professor Patrick Pritchard, Wesleyan College
Professor Wycliffe W.N. Simiyu, Wiley College
Professor Steve Harvey, Young Harris College
Professor Daniel Gorman, University of Mount Union (Posthumous Award)


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