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Three finalists selected for the Board of Governor’s Excellence in Teaching Award

erin callahan

Erin Callahan

The selection committee for the 2022-23 Board of Governor’s Excellence in Teaching Award has chosen three WCU faculty members as finalists – Erin Callahan, associate professor of English; Alvin Malesky, professor of Psychology; and Yanjun Yan, associate professor of Engineering and Technology

alvin malesky

Alvin Malesky

The Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching was created in 1994 to encourage, identify, recognize, reward and support excellence in teaching within the university. A cash award ($12,500) and a bronze medallion created especially for the award are given to 16 recipients, one from each institution in the University of North Carolina System.

Each finalist will submit a teaching portfolio, be observed in teaching and participate in an interview with the BOG committee. The committee will select the winner, who will be announced in the spring and celebrated at the annual awards ceremony.

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Yanjun Yan

For more information about the award and to see last year’s winners, see

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