15th Annual Joan G. McDonald Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Sciences
This year’s recipient of the McDonald award is Dr. Jennifer Robbins, Associate Professor of Biology. This award, established by Xavier alumnus Dr. Robert McDonald, is presented to faculty who have demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching across a variety of courses and over a number of semesters. Excellence in teaching is to be interpreted in the broad sense of the term to include activities outside the classroom such as availability to students, willingness to work individually with students, advising students, and ability to motivate students to pursue independent study or to participate in research. Excellence is demonstrated through student and peer evaluations.