Congratulations to yet another in a series of well-deserved teaching award winners from the School of Natural Sciences. This year, Prof. Michael Kart of Computer Sciences has won the Distinguished Teaching Award. Quoting from the letter:
“The Distinguished Teaching Award Committee was impressed by your thoughtful and pedagogically rich teaching materials, and they equally admired your engaging work in the classroom.”
Dr. Kart will receive his award at the Faculty Recognition Ceremony at 4 pm on April 27 in the Mabee Ballrooms. Please make sure to congratulate him next time you see him.
Dr. Laura Baker has taught at St. Edward’s University in the Department of Computer Science since 1989 and has been Department Head or Chair from 1997 – 2002 and again continuously since 2008. Dr. Baker was tenured in 2000 and promoted to full professor in 2005. She has twice been selected for the School of Natural Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award (1992 – 1993 and 2000 – 2001) and once as the winner of the St. Edward’s University Excellence in Teaching Award (2001 – 2002).
A published textbook author and active in her professional society, Dr. Baker has supervised more than 60 undergraduate student research projects over her career at St. Edward’s.
Remarkably, since her arrival in 1989, she has been the instructor of record for more than 600 sections sections of courses (Fall, Spring, and Summer) that have enrolled more than 4700 students.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Laura Baker, this year’s St. Edward’s University Distinguished Career Award winner.
Gary A. Morris
Dean of Natural Sciences