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Bonny Tighe recognized for excellence in teaching

Receives the 2009 Carl Webber Excellence in Teaching award

The inaugural award was presented at the CNMS Student Recognition Day ceremony on May 8, 2009 to Bonny Tighe, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics who started at UMBC as a full time instructor in 1988.  She is an outstanding educator who teaches four courses every semester.  In addition to coordinating and teaching an array of courses from Mathematics for elementary School Teachers to Calculus II, Ms. Tighe is a dedicated faculty member who serves on student-focused committees, trains teaching assistants, serves as a faculty mentor and advises a variety of student organizations.  Ms. Tighe also teaches mathematics for the annual Meyerhoff Scholars’ Summer Bridge Program.  She is an amazing person who, as the first recipient of the Weber Award, is a tribute to Carl Weber’s legacy of teaching excellence at UMBC.

The Weber award was established in 2006 in memory of Dr. Carl S. Weber, Assistant Professor Emeritus in the UMBC Department of Biological Sciences, as a tribute to his passion for classroom teaching.  The annual award honors a faculty member at UMBC with exceptional dedication to teaching as demonstrated by his or her enthusiasm, up-to-date teaching materials, effective mentoring, community service in the teaching area, approachability, rigorous learning requirements, coherent teaching philosophy and inspirational teaching style.

You will find more information on the award's announcement page.

Posted: December 25, 2013, 2:37 PM