Kosal and Smith Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

Two assistant professors in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Margaret E. Kosal (Nunn School) and John Matthew Smith (HTS), were awarded the 2015 CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award at the annual Faculty and Staff Honors Luncheon on April 17, 2015.

This makes the fourth year in row that faculty members of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts have received this award, including Anne Pollock (2014), Karen Head and Shatakshee Dhongde (2013), and Jin Liu (2012).

This award, offered through the joint support of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) and BP America, provides Georgia Tech with the opportunity to highlight excellent teaching and the educational innovation that Junior Faculty bring to campus as they discover new knowledge through their research and choose teaching methods that make their knowledge accessible, applicable, and exciting to the learners they connect with in their classrooms and beyond.

Recipients of this award demonstrate educational innovations; impact on students' lives, both in and beyond the classroom; passion about teaching and learning; connections between research and teaching; educational outreach beyond the classroom; teaching excellence in core classes, required classes, and large classes; and overall Georgia Tech citizenship.


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