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Engineering Professor Lauded for Teaching Excellence

Engineering Professor Lauded for Teaching Excellence

Article Body Dr. Andrew Rose, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown associate professor of civil engineering technology, has been named the 12th recipient of the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

     In announcing the award, UPJ President Dr. Jem Spectar said, “We are fortunate to have a person of Dr. Rose’s caliber and dedication as a member of our UPJ faculty.  By serving his students with his time and talents, Dr. Rose is shaping and preparing them for the real world.”

     Dr. Rose was recognized for his engaging manner in and outside the classroom, his ability to convey complex ideas through memorable and practical demonstration, his deep knowledge of his subject matter, and his professionalism.

     Dr. Rose received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut and doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  He began his career at UPJ in 1999 and teaches courses in University Scholarship, as well as upper level Civil Engineering Technology courses in the areas of structural steel design, soils engineering, foundation design, concrete design, and advanced structures.  He has served as the Civil Engineering Technology Department Head for three years.

     The award recognizes teaching excellence among the college’s faculty and to promote the college’s primary mission of quality undergraduate education.

     The award recipient must have demonstrated a high level of competence in all professional aspects of teaching, such as construction of courses, classroom presentation, assignments and grading; innovation in the classroom; commitment to undergraduate teaching; evidence of intensive and sustained attention to the teaching/learning process; instilling in students the desire to be lifelong learners, and availability to students.

     Dr. Rose will receive a $2,000 stipend and $1,000 added to his division’s budget for the coming year.  The $1,000 will be earmarked for the winner to use for professional development or curriculum development.

     Founded in 1927, UPJ is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, UPJ offers a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.

Posted by Knipple, Robert on 5/2/2008 2:10:00 PM