Two REACH Faculty Awarded Distinguished Teaching Honor

Two REACH faculty members are among the twelve recipients of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators.

Professor Thomas Brunold, Department of Chemistry, received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Assistant Professor Jerome Camal, Department of Anthropology, received the Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence Award.

Professor Brunold has brought high standards of excellence and innovation to a large variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. Although he teaches classes of more than 300 students on a regular basis, he is known for his unusual accessibility, his passion and his genuine concern for his students.

Professor Camal utilizes strategies that fully engage students through multiple senses – listening, feeling, thinking and moving. Students find his teaching to be stimulating, challenging, eye-opening and inspiring.

Both professors are part of the REACH Initiative, which aims to improve student learning by transform high-enrollment, lecture-based courses into more active and inclusive learning environments that increase students’ engagement in their own learning.

Learn more about the 2018 award winners.