The Office of the Dean is pleased to announce Melissa (Missy) McElligott the recipient of the 2015-2016 College of Science Excellence in Teaching Award.
Dr. McElligott received her PhD in Biology from Northeastern University and returned to Northeastern after teaching at Wellesley College and Boston University.
She began her current position as an Assistant Teaching Professor in 2014, and in a short time has had a tremendous impact on the development and implementation of new curricula for the Department of Biology.
Dr. McElligott coordinates and teaches several sections of a first year course, Inquiries in Biological Sciences; developed and teaches a new introductory class, Foundations of Biology; and was instrumental in developing and implementing a new laboratory class, Techniques in Biology: An Inquires Based Lab. She has participated in the Center for Advanced Teaching and Learning through the Research Faculty Scholars Program, in the National Academy of Sciences Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education, and she regularly shares her experience with other faculty whether gained through her own experience or through professional development activities.
Dr. McElligott is greatly admired by her students for her innovation, enthusiasm, and effectiveness. Congratulations!