Georgia Science Teachers Association announces College Teacher of the Year

The Georgia Science Teachers Association has selected Dorothy Don Davis‚ who teaches at…

Georgia (Feb 24, 2003) — Georgia Science Teachers Association announces College Teacher of the Year

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The Georgia Science Teachers Association has selected Dorothy Don Davis‚ who teaches at Kennesaw State University‚ as College Science Teacher of the Year for 2003.



Davis has taught courses for both non−majors and majors at Kennesaw State University for 13 years. Her professional activities impact biology majors because she not only teaches several upper−level biology courses (e.g. medical microbiology‚ immunology)‚ but also includes students in her research program. Davis has mentored more than a dozen directed−study students‚ many of whom have gone on to give papers at regional and national meetings. Furthermore‚ Davis has a collaborative research project with colleagues at the University of Veracruz in Xalapa‚ Mexico‚ and has involved many of her students as well as faculty and students from the University of Veracruz Medical School in this international collaboration.



Each year GSTA recognizes excellence in science teaching through the Science Teacher of the Year awards and recognition program. The award recognizes ongoing excellence in the teaching of science and commitment to its improvement. The College Science Teacher of the Year was honored at the GSTA Awards Banquet on Feb. 13‚ as part of the annual GSTA Science and Leadership Conference to be held at Jekyll Island Convention.



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The Georgia Science Teachers Association is a professional organization dedicated to improving science teaching at all levels‚ pre−school through university. The mission of the GSTA is to provide leadership and service for science education. The current membership of more than 2‚000 includes science teachers‚ science supervisors‚ administrators‚ scientists and representatives of business and industry. GSTA: The advocate for science teaching and learning



 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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