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Every professor, every teacher, practices their profession according to a well-honed, learned-on-the-job personal code.
This year’s Presidential Teaching Professors – Anne Britt from the Department of Psychology, James Johnson from the Department of Finance and Joseph Scudder from the Department of Communication – are no exception, of course.
“As their students and colleagues already know, this year’s Presidential Teaching Professors are those exceptional educators who are beloved and respected even though their courses are difficult and challenging,” Vice Provost Anne Birberick says.
“And, despite their varied disciplines, they share a common goal: to guide their students on the journey to becoming productive members of society who are critical thinkers and lifelong learners. NIU is lucky to count Anne Britt, Jim Johnson and Joe Scudder among our faculty.”
The NIU Presidential Teaching Professorships were established in 1991 to recognize and support faculty who excel in the practice of teaching.
Recipients of this award have demonstrated their commitment to and success in the many activities associated with outstanding teaching. The recipients receive budgetary support and release time for the enhancement of their teaching skills.
After four years as a Presidential Teaching Professor, each of these eminent faculty members is designated a Distinguished Teaching Professor.
Department of Psychology
Department of Finance
Department of Communication