Dr. Jerry Samples, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown vice president for academic and student affairs, has been elected Distinguished Fellow of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL).
To be recognized as a Distinguished Fellow, Dr. Samples demonstrated a record of significant contributions in the following three areas:
a) scholarship related to teaching and learning in higher education as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and/or funded grants;
b) teaching in higher education, including, but not limited to, the implementation, evaluation, development, and/or improvement of effective teaching strategies; and
c) service to the institution of higher education, including active participation in and contribution to ISETL for several years.
The ISETL is an academically diverse collegium of faculty that focuses on exploring and sharing the nuances of teaching. The society structure provides the framework for the annual ISETL conference, the new ISETL journal, the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and the ISETL web site that contains both society information and general higher education teaching and learning resources.
Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh. The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs. UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2007.