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Nominate Your Favorite Faculty Member for the Distinguished Teaching Award

Honor that unforgettable faculty member and share your favorite classroom memories of how he or she inspired you -- submit a nomination for the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) today.

Sponsored by the Kent State Alumni Association, the DTA is the university’s most prestigious honor in teaching. The award is presented annually to three full-time faculty members who demonstrate extraordinary teaching in the classroom and a devotion to touching the lives of students. Qualified nominees include Kent State tenure track faculty who are currently employed by the university.

View a list of past DTA recipients 

Eligibility requirements include:

1. A faculty member must have been on a full-time teaching contract at any Kent State University campus for a minimum of seven years, including the current academic year.

2. A faculty member must have taught at least one course in two of the three semesters during each of those seven academic years. (For purpose of the awards, summer sessions are considered one semester and the academic year extends from the beginning of fall semester through summer session of the following calendar year.)

3. Current Distinguished Teaching Award recipients, are not eligible.

View a list of past DTA recipients here.

You can nominate your favorite professor by visiting the online form.

Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2016

Congratulations to the 2015 Distinguished
Teaching Award (DTA) Recipients

These recipients were recognized at the University Teaching Council Conference
luncheon on Friday, Oct. 23 , 2015. View photos from the surprise classroom visits.

Maureen Blankemeyer, Life Span Development & Educational Sciences, Kent Campus

David Hacker, Geology, Kent State University at Trumbull

Mark Kershner, Biological Sciences, Kent Campus

Watch a Video of the Surprise Classroom Visits 

Congratulations to All of the 2015 DTA Finalists

Maureen Blankemeyer, Life Span Development & Educational Sciences
Natalie Caine Bish,  Health Sciences
Kelly Cichy, Life Span Development & Educational Sciences
Douglas Goldsmith, Visual Communication Design
David Hacker, Geology
Mark Kershner, Biological Sciences
Jan Leach, Journalism & Mass Communications
Jennifer Maxwell, Political Science
Christopher Ransom, Visual Communication Design
Gregory Stroh, Architecture &Environmental Design

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