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Tolbert will receive BOG Award for Excellence in Teaching

030613Feature_Tolbert2Dr. Lisa C. Tolbert, an associate professor of American cultural history, is the 2013 recipient of the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honor bestowed by the UNC system for superior teaching.

The award will be presented to Tolbert at UNCG’s spring commencement ceremony.

“It is an honor and a pleasure when an excellent teacher is recognized by their peers and by their students, and Dr. Tolbert is a most worthy recipient of this award,” Chancellor Linda P. Brady said. “Exceptional teaching is the bedrock of a quality education.”

Established in 1994, the awards are given annually to a tenured faculty member from each UNC campus.

Tolbert earned a doctorate in American history at UNC Chapel Hill in 1994 and has taught at UNCG since then. She became an associate professor in 2000 and is a past recipient of the Dean’s Merit Award for Research and the Dean’s Merit Award for Teaching Excellence.

“Teaching is my passion and I’m really thrilled and honored to receive this award from the Board of Governors,” she said. “Students learn more when they are actively engaged in the course. Thus my philosophy of teaching may be summed up in the idea that students learn by ‘doing history.’ ”

Full story at UNCG News.

By Betsi Robinson.