Monday, May 20, 2013

Andrew Mara wins Peltier Award

R&W PhD Alumnus Andrew Mara, associate professor of English, was acknowledged with the Peltier Award at North Dakota State University.
The Peltier Award was established by Joseph and Norma Peltier to recognize outstanding innovation in teaching. Mara was nominated by Kevin Brooks, professor and head of the English department.

Brooks noted that Mara gives new media assignments that “challenge, engage and prepare students for 21st century citizenship and workplaces.” He also said Mara practices “public, practice-based pedagogies that result in students engaging with the community” and he provides support and innovation for the department’s online courses.

Mara, who came to NDSU in 2006, earned his doctorate in Rhetoric and Writing at the University of New Mexico.


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