Michael Bailey, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of History, Amy Froelich, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, and Daniel Krier, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology have each received a 2015 Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching award.
They will be recognized at the Liberal Arts and Sciences Fall Convocation and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, September 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.
Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching Recognizes outstanding performance in teaching undergraduate introductory classes (defined as entry-level courses in the discipline):
• Michael Bailey, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of History. Bailey has taught numerous courses in European history at ISU, and in 2011, he earned the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award. His student evaluations are consistently well above already-high History Department averages. His impressive teaching dossier highlights his strength in teaching large introductory classes, especially History 201, Western Civilization. Undergraduates praise his classes as interesting, informative, and enthusiastic. Bailey also helped create and handle the department’s new History 195, designed to give incoming majors practical skills needed to develop disciplinary excellence. • Amy Froelich, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics. Froelich is internationally recognized for her scholarship on statistics education. She was selected for this year’s Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching Award for her continuous efforts to improve the Introductory Statistics learning experience at ISU, for mentoring future statistics educators and, with financial assistance from competitive Miller and NSF grants, for systematically implementing and evaluating pedagogical innovations. This award complements previous recognition for outstanding scholarship, including the 2010 American Statistical Association Waller Education Award for “innovation in the instruction of elementary statistics.” • Daniel Krier, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology. Krier’s published scholarship has focused upon critical analyses of financial markets, corporate organization, consumption markets and popular culture. He is currently researching the economic structure and political significance of NASCAR, large-displacement motorcycle rallying and other motorsports. His teaching interests include Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems and Sociological Theory.
See all 2015 faculty and staff awards.