AMES, Iowa – Jason C.K. Chan, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has been named the Jerry Shakeshaft Master Teacher in the Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2012-13 academic year in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. Chan will be recognized at the 2012 Fall Convocation, August 29. Jason C.K. Chan
The Shakeshaft Master Teacher is presented annually at Iowa State to an outstanding teacher in the humanities and social sciences. The award was established in memory of Jerry Shakeshaft by his family, friends and colleagues. Dr. Shakeshaft was a long-time political science professor at Iowa State who held a life-long dedication to the principle of undergraduate teaching.
Chan teaches courses on cognitive psychology and research methods, and his area of research is on the effects of testing on memory, false memories, and eyewitness testimony. Chan incorporates his research on the effects of testing on memory to enhance his students’ recall for their course material (by having many tests during the course of a semester). Chan is very conscientious about involving undergraduate students in his research, and many of his former students attribute their success to their time working in his laboratory.
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