University at Albany

Excellence in Teaching (Full Time)

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Four faculty members received this tribute in 2009 for Excellence in Teaching (Full Time).

Ingrid FisherIngrid FisherAccounting and Law

Professor Ingrid Fisher began her career at UAlbany as a student and then progressed through a series of part-time and full-time academic roles culminating in her current appointment as a tenured Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Accounting and Law. She has been teaching in the accounting program since 1985. In the years since, with one exception, she has taught at one time or another every undergraduate course in the accounting program and six different graduate courses. Professor Fisher is widely recognized as a highly versatile, creative, and dedicated instructor, a scholar/teacher who is deeply committed to students. She is equally at home and effective with large and small classes, and she has been successful in incorporating into her courses new digital techniques and delivery technologies as these have developed over the past two decades. She has developed new courses in response to changes in the profession as well as institutional needs for writing intensive and honors instruction. She has also created opportunities to involve students in her research specialization, which blends information retrieval and digital documents with accounting standards. In addition to outstanding course evaluations, Dr. Fisher is admired and respected for her availability and devotion to students, who are her highest priority. She is a frequent invited speaker to student groups, and served for ten years as the faculty advisor for the Albany chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting fraternity; under her guidance the chapter moved from near probation to the status of "superior" chapter. We are delighted to recognize this exceptional record of accomplishment with the 2009 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Excellence in Teaching (Full Time)

Mary Corrigan Mitchell Earleywine Ingrid Fisher Aida Torres-Hewitt
Mary Corrigan
Social Welfare
Mitchell Earleywine
Ingrid Fisher
and Law
Aida Torres-Hewitt
Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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