Kent State University at Stark Faculty Receive Teaching Honors
Pictured above (left to right) is Award of Distinction recipient Douglas Henry, Assistant Dean A. Bathi Kasturiarachi, Distinguished Teaching Award recipient Paul Andaloro, Interim Dean Denise Seachrist and Distinguished Teaching Award finalists Robert Miltner and Keith Lloyd.
Kent State University at Stark proudly announces the recipient and finalists of the 2014-15 Distinguished Teaching Award and the recipient of the Award of Distinction. The faculty members were recognized during the Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony, which took place on May 10 at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall in Canton.
This year’s recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award, a tribute which is presented to full-time Kent State Stark professors, is Paul Andaloro, Ph.D., an assistant professor of mathematics. The North Canton resident holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Mount Union College and a master’s degree in mathematics from The Ohio State University.
Included in the nominations submitted for Andaloro, one student wrote, “He would probably be the first math teacher/professor I’ve had that knows how to connect with his students in an enjoyable way. I feel comfortable enough to ask him as many questions as I need to and know his patience will not run short. You can tell he is passionate about what he teaches which makes learning the subject a lot better. If we are confused about a problem, he will go step by step with us till all of us comprehend the material.A very admirable, intelligent professor I am grateful to have!”
The finalists for the Distinguished Teaching Award are Robert Miltner, Ph.D., professor of English, and Keith Lloyd, Ph.D., associate professor of English.
The recipient of the Award of Distinction, an honor presented to part-time Stark Campus faculty, is Douglas Henry, M.S., instructor of mathematics. A resident of Canton, he earned both his bachelor’s degree in integrated mathematics and his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Kent State University.
A student’s nomination for Henry stated, “Aside from being an amazing teacher and being able to explain things well, Professor Henry made me think about the subject and learn to love it. So much so that I took it as a second major just so that I could continue to do math. He made the subject fun and exciting and I wish I could take another course with him.”
A selected committee, consisting of representatives of the Kent State Stark faculty and students, chose the recipients and finalists for these awards, after thorough examination of the nominations submitted by members of the campus community. Each finalist met the needed criteria, which consisted of being an instructor at Kent State Stark; having comprehensive knowledge of his or her field; being effective in organizing and presenting classroom material; having the ability to stimulate thinking and develop the students’ understanding; demonstrating resourcefulness; being able to arouse student interest; and having concern for students.
For more information on the Distinguished Teaching Award and Award of Distinction recipients and finalists, contact Cynthia Williams at 330-244-3262 or cdwillia [at] kent.edu ().