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Dr. Beriswill Awarded John Grisham Master Teacher Award!

May 02, 2017 (Tuesday)

Dr. Joanne E. Beriswill was presented the 2017 John Grisham Master Teacher Award on Thursday, April 27, at the annual Faculty Awards and Recognition Reception. Dr. Judy Bonner, Provost and Executive Vice President, presented this award and shared that the Grisham Master Teacher Award is awarded by the University Instructional Improvement Committee who evaluates and selects applicants from qualified individuals who apply for this award based on criteria such as engagement of students in learning, assessment of teaching and learning, clarity and organization of teaching, variety of teaching methods, enthusiasm, and scholarship of teaching.

Dr. Connie M. Forde, Department Head of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development, states, "Dr. Beriswill models the best in teaching and student engagement and is most deserving of this prestigious award."

When asked about receiving this honor, she said, "In the ISWD department, we have a diverse student body. Every student enters the classroom with different technology expertise and educational experiences. Each one has diverse motivations for taking the course, distinct goals for what they want to learn, and a unique learning style. Through my teaching, I strive to seek out the uniqueness of each student, polish their skills, and watch them shine."

For the full story, go to http://www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2017/04/faculty-staff-recognized-during-annual-msu-awards-program/

We are so happy that the University has allowed her talents to shine through by awarding her this great honor! Congratulations!