The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) recognizes instructors nominated by their peers for being a “Super Professor.” This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize great people throughout the College. The 2013-2014 SuperProfs included:
Mike Amey (AL), Liberal Arts, nominated by Carlos Schroder for being a super colleague.
Joyce Brotton (AN), English, nominated by the Annandale Provost’s Office. Brotton recently retired after many years of service to the College.
Woody Givens (LO), Biology, nominated by Gillian Backus for being an outstanding, collaborative colleague and for being way ahead of the curve in his use of blogs, tweets and other media used to engage students. Givens shared his knowledge by consistently attending and presenting at Power Up Your Pedagogy and other conferences.
Shelley Jaye (AN), Geology, nominated by Callan Bentley because of her dedication to nurturing student interests. She is an inspiration to the rest of her colleagues in the Geology Department.
Byron Massie (AN), Natural Science, nominated by Daria Amato for his more than 30 years of service to the College. He has worked diligently to standardize the course he teaches on all campuses. He works faithfully with the divisions of Allied Health and Nursing to make sure the course content prepares and supports the prerequisites for the healthcare coursework.
Stephanie Sareeram (AL), Liberal Arts, nominated by Schroder for being a super colleague.
DeQuan Smith (AN), Hospitality, nominated by Lamont Edwards because he has a great rapport with his students and is an excellent professor of hospitality.
Jarrod Waetjen (AL), Liberal Arts, nominated by Schroder for being a super colleague.
This year’s Super Professors joined the group of those recognized in previous years and their deans at the annual Super Professor reception on May 6 at CETL’s Center on the Annandale Campus.
If you know a colleague who is a super professor, please tell us so we can honor him or her with the CETL Super Professor Recognition. Send an email to CETL@nvcc.edu. No self-nominations, please.