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Distinguished Teaching Awards

Kent State University at Tuscarawas announces the Distinguished Teaching Award winners at the annual Spring Awards Ceremony. Nominations are accepted each spring.

Full Time Distinguished Teaching Nomination Form
Part Time Distinguished Teaching Nomination Form 

Dr. Beth Osikiewicz, associate professor of mathematics, received the 2013 Full-time Distinguished Teaching Award; and Tamara Benson, adjunct faculty in English, received the 2013 Part-time Distinguished Teaching Award. Both were recognized for their enthusiasm and commitment to their profession, and for possessing a comprehensive knowledge of their subject matter, effective organization and presentation of the subject matter, and for developing an understanding of the topic material.

Initiated in 1979 by the Tuscarawas County University Foundation, the awards emphasize the importance placed on excellence in instruction at Kent State Tuscarawas.

Students, alumni, faculty and administrators had the opportunity to nominate one full-time and one part-time faculty member for the awards.

For purposes of the award, a "distinguished teacher" is defined as one who possesses a comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter, organizes and presents the subject matter effectively, stimulates thinking, develops understanding, demonstrates resourcefulness and arouses interest.

Past Award Winners

Dr. Beth Osikiewicz, associate professor of mathematics, 2013 Full-time Distinguished Teaching Award
Tamara Benson, adjunct faculty in English, 2013 Part-time Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Jeremy Green, Assistant professor of geology, 2012 Full-time Distinguished Teaching Award
Abby Contini, adjunct faculty in early childhood education, 2012 Part-time Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Karen Powers, assistant professor of English, 2011 Full-time Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Todd Hartline, adjunct faculty in History - 2011 part-time Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Steve Minnick, associate professor of physics, 2010 Full-time faculty Distinguished Teaching 
Tony Dallacheisa, adjunct faculty in English - 2010 part-time Distinguished Teaching Award
Jim Kinsey, assistant professor of engineering - 2009 Full-time faculty Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Dale Covy, adjunct faculty in Veterinary Technology - 2009 part-time Distinguished Teaching Award
David Graff, assistant professor of justice studies - 2008 full-time faculty Distinguished Teaching Award 
Eric Larson,adjunct faculty in English - 2008 part-time Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Bao Qi Feng, associate professor of mathematics, 2006-07 full-time faculty Distinguished Teaching Award 
Dr. Todd Hartline, adjunct faculty of history - 2006-07 part-time Distinguished Teaching Award.

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