Award for Teaching Excellence honors some of UIC’s best

Janet Yueh-Yun Lin

Janet Lin teaches courses in global health to public health and medical students. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services

Each year, UIC honors some of its most dedicated and outstanding teachers with the Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The winners, who receive a $5,000 salary increase, are selected by past recipients of the award from nominations made by departments and colleges.

“I really like and appreciate our diverse student body,” says award-winner Ludwig Nitsche, associate professor of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering.

“The students keep you on your toes.”

Carol Myford, associate professor of education psychology in the College of Education, reaches students all over the world.

“What’s most exciting to me about online teaching is that it allows me to extend the reach of my courses beyond the Chicago campus,” she says.

Janet Lin, associate professor of emergency medicine in the College of Medicine, believes in the power of partnerships, whether it’s with her students, or the communities in Haiti and Uganda where she works to improve health care.

Read more about the winners:

Janet Lin

Carol Myford

Ludwig Nitsche



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