WMU honors two for teaching excellence
KALAMAZOO, Sept. 17, 2012: Western Michigan University is honoring Dr. Jon Adams, associate professor of English, and Dr. Richard Malott, professor of psychology, for being exceptional educators and mentors and demonstrating outstanding dedication in their work.
The pair will be recognized as recipients of Distinguished Teaching Awards during WMU's 2012 Academic Convocation at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The annual event includes WMU President John M. Dunn’s State of the University address along with the presentation of other campus-wide awards honoring this year’s Emerging Scholars and the recipients of the Distinguished Service and Make a Difference awards.
The Distinguished Teaching Award is the highest honor given by the University to recognize faculty members for their work with students and was initiated in 2006. Adam and Malott join 14 other faculty members who have been honored since the start of the award program. A similar program, the WMU Alumni Association Teaching Excellence Award, was conducted between 1966 and 2001 and honored 131 faculty members.