We are pleased to announce Psychology faculty Melinda Myers as recipient of the 2016/17 Excellence in Teaching Award.
From a letter released from HSU President, Lisa Rossbacher:
Melinda Myers, Department of Psychology, Excellence in Teaching Award—Lecturer recipient, is recognized as a leading teacher in the field of psychology by faculty, students, and the broader community. Melinda is known for the rigor and accessibility that she has offered through her courses for more than 20 years. As a third generation HSU graduate, she reaches students in unique ways and is well known for her ability to convey critical thinking skills. Throughout her career, Melinda has consistently received outstanding evaluations from her students and is frequently sought out by new faculty as a mentor. Melinda is eager to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and was a major collaborator in establishing HSU’s Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies program and the Queer Studies minor. Among Melinda’s many achievements has been reducing the achievement gap for students from traditionally underrepresented groups in Introduction to Psychology, which has an enrollment of up to 200 students at a time.
Distinguished faculty award recipients are nominated by their colleagues or students. The nominations that meet eligibility criteria specified for the award are then reviewed by a committee of previous award winners.
Melinda—along with this year’s Outstanding Professor Award recipient Professor Stephen Cunha, Outstanding Students, and the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni and Staff Recognition awards—will be celebrated at the annual Honors Dinner on April 21.
Melinda will deliver a special lecture as part of the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series during the 2017-18 academic year. Please watch for an announcements for this event.