College of Natural Science awards teaching prizes to Fairbourn and Keane
STT Instructors Camille Fairbourn and John Keane were each awarded the 2021-22 College of Natural Science Faculty Teaching Prize in November. Each year, CNS recognizes teaching excellence by awarding the Faculty Teaching Prize to select fixed-term and tenure-system faculty. Both instructors were nominated by STT Professor Dr. Frederi Viens.
“I greatly appreciate the honor of receiving this recognition from our colleagues in the College of Natural Science and thank those in the department who nominated me for this award,” said Fairbourn. “I also really appreciate the team of STT instructors, graduate students, and undergraduate learning assistants who have contributed and helped my efforts in creating a good learning experience for MSU students in STT 200.”
“I am pleased and grateful for this recognition, which is a great morale-booster that will encourage me to continue doing my best work!” said Keane. “I am also very appreciative of those who recommended me and to the time and effort they put into this annual award process. It's a joy to work with introductory statistics courses and the cornucopia of majors they serve; as Tukey said, ‘The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone's backyard!’ I am excited to continue my own instructional development and proselytize the importance of statistics to solving the social and global challenges MSU students will help meet in semesters to come.”
“I feel extremely proud of this achievement by my colleagues, Camille and John,” said Dr. Lyudmila Sakhanenko, STT Interim Chair and Professor. “Their work has produced a significant impact on the undergraduate students across the university.”