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Five OHIO professors honored for outstanding achievements in education
Dec 18, 2014
By McKenzie Powell
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ive Ohio University professors are being recognized in Ohio Magazine’s annual “Excellence in Education” section for their exceptional achievements in and dedication to the field of higher education.
The magazine’s “Excellence in Education” section, published each December, features faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the state of Ohio who were nominated for their outstanding achievements in higher education. Criteria for this honor include:
- An individual’s teaching excellence
- Participation in professional development activities
- Interest in student success outside the classroom or laboratory
- Distinction as a member of the academic community
Four faculty members from OHIO’s Athens Campus and one faculty member from its Southern Campus are being recognized. They are:
Monica Burdick is an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, serving as both an educator and mentor to Ohio University students.
Burdick is being recognized for effectively integrating aspects of her National Institutes of Health- and National Science Foundation-funded cancer research program into OHIO’s classrooms and University outreach activities. She has also mentored various graduate, undergraduate and high school students through influential research endeavors, resulting in published journal articles, presentations at national science and engineering conferences, as well as collaborative projects in Brazil.
Burdick’s commitment to education has resulted in her students receiving the renowned NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, as well as invitations to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, an annual scientific conference during which Nobel Prize winners present to and interact with young researchers from throughout the world.
Burdick said she was surprised and humbled when she found out that she was being featured in Ohio Magazine’s “Excellence in Education” section.
“Given the wide readership of Ohio Magazine, these nominations show the public how dedicated OHIO faculty are to their students,” she said.
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