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).

Mitchell EarleywineMitchell EarleywinePsychology

Professor Mitchell Earleywine joined UAlbany as an associate professor of psychology in 2005. He was formerly on the faculty at the University of Southern California where he received 13 awards for his teaching. In the brief time he has been at UAlbany he has been recognized four times by the campus chapter of Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology for excellence in teaching, student advisement, mentoring, and for fostering student research and scholarly achievement. His nominator for this award describes him as "an exceptional teacher who is greatly appreciated and respected by his undergraduate and doctoral student... [someone who] is passionate about teaching, inspires students to excel, and goes above and beyond normative expectations for the profession." Professor Earleywine teaches both undergraduate and doctoral courses. He views teaching as an inherently interactive process, emphasizing the importance of communication and feedback between the teacher and student. He is flexible in his teaching methods, equally effective delivering a lecture to 400 students as he is leading a small research seminar. His student course evaluations are consistently in the "superior" category, and students routinely describe his classes as "awesome" and "the best class I've ever taken." A respected scholar and prolific writer, Dr. Earleywine is widely known for his research on drug abuse and serves on several advisory and editorial boards. A graduate student writing in support of this nomination comments "It was my interaction with Dr. Earleywine that forged my decision to attend UAlbany in the first place. His excitement and open-mindedness were immediately apparent." It is a great pleasure to recognize an outstanding teacher and mentor in presenting the 2009 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching to Dr. Mitchell Earleywine.

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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