Trio Receive Award for Instructor Excellence

June 27, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – The College of Engineering presented its Award for Instructor Excellence to three faculty members in recognition of those who make significant contributions to the early years of a student’s journey through quality instruction in entry-level engineering courses.

This year’s recipients were Carol Friedland, associate professor of construction management; Nicholas Totaro, instructor of biological engineering; and Wesley Williams, professional-in-residence of petroleum engineering.

The Award for Instructor Excellence includes a one-time cash award of $4,833 and is open to all full-time LSU Engineering instructors or faculty at the rank of assistant professor or higher.

Petroleum Engineering alumnus Harry Longwell established the Dean’s Fund for Instructor Excellence to enhance the quality of instruction in entry-level courses in engineering disciplines. The appointed selection committee used student success rates, departmental support and teaching philosophy as some of the metrics to evaluate this year’s recipients.


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