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Christensen-Szalanski Wins UI Top Teaching Award

Jay Christensen-SzalanskiJay Christensen-Szalanski is one of four University of Iowa faculty members who have won the 2012 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of their years of outstanding teaching.

Christensen-Szalanski is professor and DEO of the Department of Management and Organizations in the Tippie College of Business. He is an inventive, engaging, and highly effective teacher who touches the lives of hundreds of undergraduate students each year in the large introductory course Introduction to Management. He also teaches in the college’s off-campus MBA programs, including the international program in Hong Kong. A leader in developing innovative teaching materials, he partnered with a colleague to develop a series of multimedia digital textbooks, and he routinely uses multimedia resources to great success in his classes. As DEO, he has been committed to creating a departmental culture that fosters effective classroom teaching. As a result, faculty and TAs in the department have on multiple occasions been recognized for some of the most effective teaching on campus.

The award, which is administered by the UI Council on Teaching, was created in 2004 as a university-wide recognition for faculty members who have demonstrated a sustained, high level of teaching excellence.

The other recipients are: A. Allen Bradley Jr., professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering; Caroline K. Sheerin, professor of legal analysis, writing, and research in the College of Law; and Jodi Tate, clinical associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Carver College of Medicine.

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