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2021 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) Recipients

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, whether it be in the classroom or online.

  • Katrina R. Bloch, Ph.D., Sociology, Stark Campus


    Katrina R. Bloch, Ph.D.
  • Julie K. Cremeans-Smith, Ph.D., Psychology, Stark Campus

    Julie K. Cremeans-Smith, Ph.D.
  • Donna Lee, DMA, Music, Kent Campus 


    Donna Lee, DMA

 

Congratulations to the 2021 DTA Finalists

  • Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., Communication Studies, Kent Campus
  • Bradley S. Keefer, Ph.D., History, Ashtabula Campus
  • Jeffrey A. Osikiewicz, Ph.D., Mathematical Sciences, Tuscarawas Campus
  • Mark K. Schatz, Art, Kent Campus
  • Gregory A. Smith, Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Stark Campus
  • Gregory S. Stroh, Architecture Program, Kent Campus
  • Donald L. White, Ph.D., Mathematical Sciences, Kent Campus

View a list of past DTA recipients

Nominate Your Favorite Faculty Member for the Distinguished Teaching Award

Honor that unforgettable faculty member and share your favorite classroom memories of how they 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 devotion to touching the lives of students. Qualified nominees include Kent State tenure track faculty who are currently employed by the university.

The deadline to nominate a professor is June 30.

Nominate Your Favorite Professor

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.