2012 U.S. Professors of the Year Award Nominee
The U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program celebrates extraordinary dedication to undergraduate teaching at higher education institutions in the United States. Your nomination is a tribute to your years of excellent teaching and brings honor to your institution. You have demonstrated a passion for educating, a commitment to your students and innovative instructional methods that have inspired and motivated others.
September 16, 2011
Dr. Kristin Park, who joined the Westminster faculty in 1993, was promoted to professor of sociology. Park, who chairs Westminster's Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies, earned an undergraduate degree from Colgate University and master's certificate in Latin American studies, master's degree, and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She can be reached at (724) 946-7251 or email.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Robison received a SAGE/Pine Forge Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award to attend a pre-conference workshop on "The Best Teachers We Can Be: Learning Scholarly Teaching."
Dr. Rena Zito
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Westminster College Distinguished Faculty Award
Dr. Phyllis Kitzerow, professor of sociology, received the Distinguished Faculty Award on May 21, 2011 as a part of the class of 2011 commencement. Kitzerow, who has been with Westminster since 1978, earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and master's and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Nominations came from students, faculty, and alumni, citing Kitzerow's commitment to students, not only academically but also through "compassionate counsel, flexibility, time, and attention." Her "unique approach to a variety of subjects and projects is always with intelligent, curious enjoyment, which makes potentially staid academic business lots of fun." Kitzerow was recently selected to give Westminster's 2011-2012 Henderson Lecture that will highlight her study of women who graduated from law school by 1975.
The Distinguished Faculty Award is given to the faculty member who has, over a sustained period of time, demonstrated characteristics of the most outstanding faculty - intellectual vitality, effective communication skills, the ability to motivate or inspire compassion and concern for student success, collegiality, and leadership.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Dr. Phyllis Kitzerow, Westminster College professor of sociology, has earned the 2011-2012 Henderson Lectureship Award.
The Henderson Lecture was founded by the late Dr. Joseph R. Henderson and his wife, Elizabeth, to encourage and recognize original and continuing research and scholarship among Westminster College faculty, and to afford the opportunity for faculty to share their learning with the academic community. Dr. Henderson was a professor of education emeritus at Westminster, having served as chair of the Department of Education and as director of the Graduate Program.
Each year, Westminster faculty members may nominate themselves or others to receive the lectureship, which includes a stipend to support a specific research project. A faculty committee chooses the winner.
Kitzerow's lecture will focus on her continuing research with women who graduated from law school by 1975. Her interviews follow a group of 65 women to examine their career paths, experiences, and the effect of gender on their legal careers.
Kitzerow, who joined the Westminster faculty in 1978, earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and master's and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
The 2011-2012 lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Witherspoon Maple Room of the McKelvey Campus Center.
Contact Kitzerow at (724) 946-7252 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.