Two SCE faculty members were honored with 2012 Good Teaching Awards at the SCE Spring Awards Ceremony on April 26, 2012. They are Brian Hare, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Computer Science Electrical Engineering (CSEE) Department, and Dr. Jerry Richardson, Associate Professor in the Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) Department. Each year two faculty from SCE, one from CME and one from CSEE, are selected for a Good Teaching Award by the School’s graduating seniors.
The awards are well deserved. The CSEE Department Chair advised, “Brian Hare often receives comments from students like, ‘the best teacher I have taken a class from at UMKC,’ ‘excellent instructor’ and ‘my favorite teacher at UMKC.’ Brian’s devotion to his profession is highly commendable. He is very deserving of the CSEE Good Teaching Award.” According to the CME department chair, “Dr. Richardson has a true passion for teaching. His teaching ability and dedication are well known and have been highly respected throughout his career at UMKC.” This is the 3rd time since the establishment in 1993 of the Engineering Good Teaching award that Dr. Richardson has won the award!
SCE gratefully acknowledges the SCE Alumni Association Board for their support of the Good Teaching Awards. The SCE AA Board established an endowed fund to support the Engineering Good Teaching award and works each year with the dean to review the SCE students’ nominations and ratify recipients.