The University of Alabama National Alumni Association has announced the 2012 recipients of the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching – the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards. This year’s recipients are: Dr. Jason Edward Black of the College of Communication and Information Sciences, Dr. Ryan L. Earley of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Robert Glenn Richey Jr. of the College of Commerce and Business Administration and Dr. Elizabeth K. “Liza” Wilson of the College of Education. Dr. Ryan L. Earley joined the UA faculty in the department of biological sciences in 2008. He has taught both introductory and upper-level courses that challenge students to think creatively and synthetically about fundamentally important concepts in biology by engaging them in the process of scientific inquiry and exposing them to the most up-to-the-minute scientific advances. However, the bulk of his teaching has occurred outside the classroom, where he has mentored more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students in his four years at UA. Earley has been invited to lecture at 52 universities internationally. He and his research students have published some 50 manuscripts and have delivered more than 150 presentations at regional, national and international conferences and symposia. He serves on the University Core Curriculum Oversight Committee and is an editor for two academic journals. Read the full story at http://dialog.ua.edu.
Dr. Ryan Earley posts on his student accomplishments!