Five College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Honored

On October 24, six Kent State educators (five from the College of Arts and Sciences) were honored for their achievements in the classroom during the 21st annual Celebrating College Teaching Conference.

Three faculty members received the Kent State University Alumni Association's Distinguished Teaching Award for demonstrating extraordinary teaching in the classroom and a commitment to impacting the lives of students. The Distinguished Teaching Award is the most prestigious award that Kent State accords to full-time, tenure-track faculty members. 

Three faculty members also received the Outstanding Teaching Award, sponsored by the University Teaching Council, which honors full-time, non-tenure track and part-time faculty who consistently demonstrate extraordinary skill in classroom teaching.

Recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award are:


  • Rebecca Chism, Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, Kent Campus
  • John Johnson, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent Campus
  • Clare Stacey, Department of Sociology, Kent Campus 


Recipients of the Outstanding Teaching Award are:


  • Melissa Dyer, College of Nursing, Kent Campus
  • Dan Ross, Department of Geography, Kent Campus
  • Beth Campbell, Department of Sociology, Stark Campus


POSTED: Monday, November 3, 2014 03:32 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM
Jim Maxwell