Northeastern Illinois University has selected Psychology Professor Maureen Wang Erber as the 2017 recipient of the Audrey Reynolds Distinguished Teaching Award.
Professor Emerita of Linguistics Audrey Reynolds established the award to be given annually to a tenured member of the Northeastern faculty who best demonstrates distinguished teaching.
"I am happy to see Dr. Erber recognized for her hard work and commitment to our students," Interim Provost Wamucii Njogu said. "She is the embodiment of the dedication that Northeastern faculty members have to our student body."
Of this year’s nominees, the Reynolds Award Committee selected three finalists after careful consideration of nomination letters submitted by colleagues and other members of the University community. The finalists were Erber, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Laurie Fuller and Associate Professor of Philosophy Daniel Milsky.
The finalists demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching, and in each of the dossiers the committee found evidence of innovation, high standards and a positive impact on students at the University. After careful review, the committee recommended Erber as this year’s recipient of the award, which will be formally presented at the December 2017 Commencement Ceremony.
As the Audrey Reynolds Distinguished Teaching Award recipient, Erber will receive $5,000 and will give a presentation regarding teaching during the Spring 2018 semester.