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Nominate Your Favorite Faculty Member for the 2019 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.

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.

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Spring submissions are due by April 27

Summer submissions are due by June 30

Fall submissions are due by December 8

Congratulations to the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) Recipients

These recipients were recognized at the University Teaching Council Conference luncheon on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.

View Photos from the Surprise Classroom Visits

  • Radd K. Ehrman
    Modern & Class. Languages
    Kent Campus

    Radd Ehrman
  • David H. Kaplan
    Geography
    Kent Campus

    David Kaplan
  • Janice Lessman-Moss
    School of Art
    Kent Campus

    Janice Lessman-Moss

Congratulations to the 2018 DTA Finalists

  • Mikhail Chebotar, Mathematical Sciences, Kent Campus
  • Julie K. Cremeans-Smith, Psychological Sciences, Stark Campus
  • Richard Devore, Music, Kent Campus
  • Radd Ehrman, Modern and Classical Languages, Kent Campus
  • Christopher J. Fenk, Chemistry and Biology, Kent Campus
  • David H. Kaplan, Geography, Kent Campus
  • Bradley Keefer, History, Ashtabula Campus
  • Janice Lessman-Moss, Art, Kent Campus
  • Kristine Pytash, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, Kent Campus
  • Lori G. Wilfong, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies, Stark Campus

    View a list of past DTA recipients