David Trebing Named a Finalist for Outstanding Teaching Award | Kent State University
Associate Professor David Trebing, Ph.D., teaches a class in the School of Communication Studies.

David Trebing Named a Finalist for Outstanding Teaching Award

Award is Kent State's Highest Teaching Honor for Non-Tenure Track and Part-Time Faculty

David Trebing, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Communication Studies, was named one of six university-wide finalists for the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Awards.

Sponsored by the Kent State University Teaching Council, the Outstanding Teaching Award honors outstanding teaching by non-tenure track and part-time faculty at Kent State University. The award parallels the Distinguished Teaching Awards sponsored by the Kent Alumni Association, which recognizes full-time faculty who demonstrate extraordinary teaching in the classroom and a devotion to touching the lives of students.

Trebing says he’s gratified most “when a student gets 'it.' My proudest moments are the lightbulb moments; those when my students’ writing and speaking improve; those when they tell me how much they get out of my class.”

 “While [being named a finalist] is an amazing accomplishment, what makes it even more amazing is this is the second time in the last five years that David has been a finalist for this prestigious university-wide award,” shared COMM Professor Paul Haridakis, Ph.D. “It more than confirms what we already know: How fortunate we and our students are to be associated with this phenomenal and gifted – yet humble – teacher, mentor and role model.”