Clark Receives Excellence in Teaching Award
The 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards banquet took place Thursday, December 5 at the Holiday Inn Downtown. From Diversity Leadership to awards in research, advising, and teaching, the annual awards banquet honors faculty excellence in all areas of the college mission.
"As we recognize particularly outstanding faculty this evening, I want to thank all of our faculty in the college, individually and collectively, for everything you do your teaching, research, service on college and university committees, thesis committees, and tenure and promotion committees, and service to the public through community engagement," said Theresa Lee, dean of the college and emcee for the awards ceremony. "A college can be no greater or stronger than its faculty and the College of Arts and Sciences is a college of excellence because each of you has a passion for our profession and you work selflessly to make our students, departments and university the best they can be."
Jeneva Clark, senior lecturer of mathematics, received a Lecturer Excellence in Teaching Award. She has all the marks of a great educator: excellent student evaluation scores, great comments from her students, contributions to her department through her development and supervision of Math 113, and activity in math education research, including and publishing and speaking engagements, and involvement in several grants. In her teaching statement, she has a line that both explains what she does, but also raises it to a higher level. She talks about humanizing mathematics and in particular tries "to give math a face, and I believe it be one of resilience, not elitism."