Associate Professor Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell named Professor of the Year
December 03, 2008
Associate Professor of Psychology Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell has been named the Outstanding Baccalaureate Colleges Professor of the Year Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The CASE/Carnegie prize is the only national award for excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
Detweiler-Bedell, who joined the psychology faculty in 2001, immerses students in interactive and challenging lessons starting in their first psychology course. Students in her Introduction to Psychology class, for example, handle a human brain and imagine themselves as subjects in classic psychology experiments. More advanced students in her Clinical Psychology course assume the roles of therapist and patient as they learn to solve realistic problems. “CASE and the Carnegie Foundation saw in Jerusha what we also see in her: an inspiring and very talented teacher whose pedagogical approach in the classroom and laboratory is informed by excellent scholarship,” said Julio de Paula, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, of the award.
For additional details about Detweiler-Bedell’s award, including her acceptance speech, visit this Lewis & Clark site.
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