Charlotte’s Own Dr. Corliss Brown Thompson Receives 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award!

Charlotte’s Own Dr. Corliss Brown Thompson Receives 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award!

Dr. Corliss Brown Thompson, assistant teaching professor and Charlotte campus faculty member, has received Northeastern University’s 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was presented to Dr. Thompson at the College of Professional Studies’ 2016 Graduation Ceremony on May 13.

Each year, Northeastern University College of Professional Studies honors two faculty members for their excellence in teaching. Nominations for this award are made by currently enrolled students.

In considering nominations, the committee seeks candidates who demonstrate especially high intellectual standards in terms of course content, rigor, and integration of the best scholarship; depth of knowledge in the subject; and evidence of scholarly and pedagogical growth.

Dr. Thompson’s students point to her excellence as a “scholar, teacher, and guide,” and note her ability to help them realize meaningful and impactful community engagement strategies in their work. Likewise, her colleagues say she is a “compelling presence” in the Charlotte doctoral cohort, and commend her efforts to “uphold the diversity of our students in our mission to couple research and theory to effect meaningful change.”

Congratulations to Dr. Thompson for her outstanding work and contribution to excellence in teaching!


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