KSU professor, administrator earns Board of Regents’ teaching award
Kennesaw State professor, administrator earns Board of Regents’ teaching award Statewide…
Georgia (Oct 12, 2011) — Kennesaw State professor, administrator earns Board of Regents’ teaching award
Statewide award recognizes professor’s scholarly contributions to improving teaching practices and student learning
KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct. 12, 2011) ––– Kennesaw State University professor Tom Pusateri has been tapped to receive a 2012 Board of Regents’ award for his research and writings on effective teaching and student-learning practices. Pusateri is associate director of Kennesaw State’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and a professor of psychology.
The Regents’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, one of two systemwide awards bestowed this year by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, honors the best teaching faculty at Georgia’s 35 public colleges and universities. The award honors Pusateri’s distinguished record of scholarship on the teaching of psychology and on measuring how well students learn.
“This award is a great honor for Kennesaw State,” said KSU President Daniel S. Papp. “Dr. Pusateri’s award is the latest in a long tradition of KSU being recognized by the Board of Regents for excellence in teaching and for the scholarship of teaching and learning.”
Pusateri follows in the footsteps of Sabine Smith, an associate professor of German who won the Regents’ Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011. Since the awards were created in 1996, KSU has consistently won Board of Regents’ awards for excellence in teaching and for the scholarship of teaching and learning.
The “scholarship of teaching and learning” refers to the presentation and publication of research findings on the art and science of teaching, or pedagogy.
“The latest Regents’ award underscores KSU’s emergence as a leader in the field of faculty development,” said Michele DiPietro, executive director of KSU’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. “Kennesaw State hosted a major international conference on faculty development this summer, and this award is a testament to the fact that we are leading when it comes to preparing our faculty to be more effective teachers.”
Pusateri, a psychology professor who teaches social psychology and theories of personality, has served as CETL’s associate director for the scholarship of teaching and learning since 2006.
“You are clearly a nationally recognized leader in your discipline and have held leadership roles in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and been selected to participate in other national working groups,” said the letter that Pusateri received from the Board of Regents
“I am truly honored to be one of a long list of colleagues at KSU who have won Regents’ awards,” Pusateri said. “I am particularly honored to receive this award for my role as associate director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, as it demonstrates how personnel in faculty development centers can be institutional leaders in assessment.”
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-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 126 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.