Three faculty members caught in the act of great teaching

Throughout the semester, the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence recognizes and awards faculty members for being “Caught in the Act of Great Teaching.” Hundreds of nominations come in from students and faculty, and each month two winners are chosen.

Bill Bloodworth
William Bloodworth, Jr.

The Summerville Campus winner for September was Dr. William A. Bloodworth Jr., president emeritus of Augusta State University.

A student nomination read, “Wearing a cowboy hat, holding a cow brander and grinning from ear to ear, Dr. Bloodworth entered my history class one day excited to share his love of history with his students.”

Jessica Smith Schwind
Jessica Smith Schwind

The Health Science Campus winner for October was Dr. Jessica Smith Schwind.

“She is one of the most dynamic professors I have ever had,” a student nominator said. “I say that sincerely.”
And the Summerville Campus winner for October was Dr. Craig Albert.

“He goes above and beyond for the education of his students,” a very thankful student of Albert said

Craig Albert
Craig Albert

Three more faculty members will be awarded in the Fall 2015 semester. Nominations are continuously accepted and greatly appreciated.

Have you caught someone in the act of great teaching?

If so, click here to nominate a faculty member for the “Caught in the Act of Great Teaching” award!

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