Mount Union College Faculty Member Honored With Ohio Magazines Excellence In Education Award

June 01, 2010

Dr. Jeffery S. Smith, assistant professor of psychology at Mount Union College, is a recipient of the Excellence in Education Award sponsored by Ohio Magazine.

The award is a very special honor granted to Ohio's 100 top educators. Faculty members and administrators nominate professors from their respective colleges and universities to be selected by a panel of editors as award winners.

Smith, a faculty member at Mount Union since 1999, earned both bachelor?s and master's degrees from Georgia College. He earned his doctoral degree in psychology from Emory University, where his research was centered on Behavioral Neuroscience.

Smith has received much recognition for his work at Mount Union. He was recently named the College's Great Teacher for 2003, sponsored by the Alumni Association, which recognizes excellence in teaching.

Smith was also granted the Psi Chi Faculty Advisor Award. Psi Chi is a national academic honor society in psychology. Smith, along with several students and faculty members, established the chapter at Mount Union, where he has served as advisor since its inception.

Among other awards, Smith was a recipient of a Sponsored Travel and Research (STAR) grant for the summer of 2001. In 2002, he was the winner of the Jane Weston Chapman Award, given annually to members of the faculty, staff and student body who spread women's history, address women's issues and generally enhance the climate for women's participation in any and all areas of campus life. He also won the Technological Innovation Award.

In addition, Smith is the advisor for the Women's Wrestling Club and is one of three faculty members traveling to Russia with students as part of a travel and study program offered by Mount Union.

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