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Instructors Recognized for Distance Learning Excellence

Three professors and one graduate teaching assistant from the college have been recognized by the Office of Distance Learning and will receive their awards at a ceremony, November 18, 2015, at the FSU Alumni Center Ballroom.

Professor Elwood “Woody” Carlson (Sociology, Center for Demography and Population Health), Adjunct Professor Richard Miller (Geography), and Associate Teaching Professor Onnie Norrbin (Economics) are the recipients of the Distance Learning Award for Excellence in Online Course Design. The award recognizes new or newly redesigned online courses that exhibit quality design. Carlson is being awarded for the course SYD 3600-Cities in Society, Miller for GEO 4280-Geography of Water Resources, and Norrbin for ECS 3200-Economics of Asia.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Judith Cuadra, a Ph.D. student in Urban and Regional Planning, is the recipient of the Distance Learning Award for Excellence in Online Mentoring for the course PAD 4833-International and Comparative Disaster Management, offered through the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security program. The award recognizes online teaching assistant service that demonstrates highly effective strategies for student support and engagement.