Cheryl Frye and P.D. Magnus are the two recipients of Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching, 2009
Dr. Cheryl Frye is behavioral neuroscientist and professor in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Frye is committed to her students’ intellectual and professional development and the award recognizes her superior work in advising and mentoring students. She provides rigorous training in research skills to a wide range of students, from those in high school to doctoral candidates. She regularly encourages her students to present their research at professional meetings and she was a founding member of N.E.U.R.O.N., the Northeast Undergraduate Research Organization in Neuroscience. Eight of her students have won University at Albany Presidential Awards for Undergraduate Research
P.D. Magnus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy. He received his award in recognition of his devotion to student learning. His commitment to his students is evident in his innovative, open-access textbook for all, which he uses in his Introduction to Logic course. Magnus has a demonstrated ability to stimulate students intellectually and to prompt student learning in new and unique ways.
Cheryl Frye and P.D. Magnus are the two recipients of Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching, 2009. Cheryl Frye was awarded the CAS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring and P.D. Magnus was awarded the CAS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Both recipients were selected by a review committee of their peers.