James Thompson, professor of soil science, is one of six West Virginia University
faculty members to be selected for the 2017 Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Established in 1985 by the
WVU Foundation, the Outstanding Teaching award honors faculty who are particularly
effective, inspiring teachers or who have established patterns of exceptional innovation
in teaching methods, course and curriculum design and instructional tools.
The other recipients include David Graham , associate professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; Kristina Hash, associate professor and director of the Gerontology Certificate Program; Lizzie Santiago , teaching associate professor of Fundamentals of Engineering; Lori Sherlock, associate professor of Exercise Physiology , and Joshua Weishart , associate professor of Law and Policy .
Each of the six honorees will receive a $5000 honorarium from the WVU Foundation and be recognized by President Gordon Gee and Provost McConnell at the upcoming faculty and staff awards dinner at Blaney House.