OIP Launches Global Teaching Academy to Recognize Outstanding Faculty

The Office of International Programs has created a Global Teaching Academy to recognize and celebrate exceptional teaching in an international context. This year’s inaugural class includes:

  • Maria Auad, associate professor of Polymer and Fiber Engineering See more
  • Baker Ayoun, associate professor of Nutrition and Food Science See more
  • William Daniels, associate professor of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences See more
  • Kimberly Key, associate professor of Accounting See more
  • Hyejeong Kim, associate professor of Consumer Affairs See more
  • Kenneth McNabb, the W Kelly Mosley Environmental Professor of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences See more
  • Richard Penaskovic, professor of Philosophy See more
  • Allison Stewart, professor of Clinical Sciences See more

Facilitated by collaboration with Dr. Shiladitya ‘Raj’ Chaudhury, associate director of the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, one role of this Global Teaching Academy will be to facilitate international course offerings on campus, complementing the recent growth of study abroad courses and exchange programs offered overseas. The Academy will also assist in creating an academic International Minor for those students not currently served by an international concentration within their disciplines. But the primary purpose of the Global Teaching Academy is to recognize our peers for their interest and efforts in globalizing Auburn’s curriculum. Members will also be inducted into the Phi Beta Delta Honorary Society for International Scholars.

Each year the Academy will add five to six faculty, recognized for their international teaching, and these faculty will help lead Auburn’s efforts in internationalization of the curriculum. The Office of International Programs will also provide Academy faculty with modest support for international travel in recognition of their internationalization efforts. Nominations for the next class of Academy Scholars will be invited from tenure-track faculty in May. At that time, faculty need simply to provide a CV highlighting their teaching of international content, either on-campus or overseas.

For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Andrew Gillespie, assistant provost for International Programs at 844-5009, or arg0014@auburn.edu.

Last Updated: February 3, 2014