Melissa Deininger recognized with Early Achievement in Teaching award

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Melissa Deininger, Assistant Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures, has received the 2015 Early Achievement in Teaching award.

She 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.

Early Achievement in Teaching Recognizes tenured or tenure-track faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding teaching performance unusually early in their professional careers:

•   Melissa Deininger, Assistant Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures. A highly effective classroom instructor with an exceptionally wide range of teaching assignments, Deininger has been instrumental to the success of the entire French program at ISU. She is an innovative designer of new courses and sophisticated pedagogical materials; a faculty mentor committed to student learning beyond the classroom; and an engaged scholar of 19th century French literature and intellectual history who successfully integrates her research into all her classes. A model teacher, she has the extraordinary ability to combine scholarly rigor with excellent student rapport, while maintaining an impressive 4.53 instructor average and 4.3 course average. 

See all 2015 faculty and staff awards.