Cameron University recently honored five of its faculty members, who were nominated by colleagues, university staff and students for their contributions to the school and its students.
Saeed Ahmad, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, won the Faculty Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching following a nomination from one of his students who praised him for making physics interesting and fun.
Adjunct Professor Kathy Cloud, who teaches entry-level mathematics courses, received the Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching. She was nominated by a staff member who highlighted her dedicated preparation and ability to work with remedial and advanced students.
The Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring Student Research went to Mike Dunn, a professor of biological sciences, who was nominated by a student he aided in a fossil plant research project.
Assistant Professor of Education Holly Rice won the Faculty Award for Excellence in Service following a nomination from a colleague who cited her volunteerism in local public schools as an example of her dedication to service.
Jeffrey Seger, an assistant professor of psychology, was honored with the Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award for his work to develop and undertake psychological research with students.
“Cameron’s dedicated faculty members are more than educators,” Vice President for Academic Affairs Ronna Vanderslice said. “They serve as role models and mentors to Cameron students while at the same time providing a top quality education.”