Sam Dennis named fellow of UW-Madison Teaching Academy

Sam Dennis, assistant professor, landscape architecture, is one of four new fellows to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Teaching Academy. Fellows represent faculty, academic staff, and outreach instructors who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and a commitment to improving the quality of teaching and learning across campus.

The mission of the Teaching Academy is to promote and recognize excellence in teaching across campus. The academy encourages innovation, experimentation, dialogue and scholarship around issues related to teaching and learning.

In addition to Dennis, the new 2008 Teaching Academy Fellows include Jamie Henke, faculty associate, liberal studies and arts; Ruth Lynch, professor, rehabilitation psychology and special education; and Gary E. Lyons, associate professor, anatomy.

Teaching Academy Fellows and FFP’s come from departments all across campus, and are admitted to the Academy based on their established interest and enthusiasm for teaching and on the recommendations from fellow faculty and students.

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