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Gallmeier Receives Lecturer Excellence in Teaching Award

Gallmeier Receives Lecturer Excellence in Teaching Award

The 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards banquet took place Thursday, December 5 at the Holiday Inn Downtown. From Diversity Leadership to awards in research, advising, and teaching, the annual awards banquet honors faculty excellence in all areas of the college mission. “As we recognize particularly outstanding faculty this evening, I want to thank all of our faculty in the college, individually and collectively, for everything you do— your teaching, research, service on college and university committees, thesis committees, and tenure and promotion committees, and service to the public through community engagement,” said Theresa Lee, dean of the college and emcee for the awards ceremony. “A college can be no greater or stronger than its faculty and the College of Arts and Sciences is a college of excellence because each of you has a passion for our profession and you work selflessly to make our students, departments and university the best they can be.” Maria Gallmeier, distinguished lecturer of German, received a Lecturer Excellence in Teaching Award. She has excellent student evaluations across the large variety of courses she teaches in German and linguistics. Gallmeier has earned high evaluations by her department and won their teaching award this year. Student comments describe the high quality of her courses and the long-term impact on the students. Several students mention how they went from taking the course because it was required, but then found a passion for German through her course to continue their students. Gallmeier mentions the joy she finds in working with students through their undergraduate language courses, and in some cases into their graduate program. She also contributes to the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics.

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