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Dr. Marion Underwood
Named Teacher of the Year
at The University of Texas at Dallas
Chancellor’s Council Award Includes $5,000 Prize
Texas (April 16, 2001) – Dr. Marion Underwood, an associate professor
of psychology, has been named teacher of the year at The University of
Texas at Dallas (UTD) for the 2000-2001 academic year."
award, which is provided each year by The University of Texas System
Chancellor’s Council to recognize excellence in teaching at each of
the system’s nine general academic institutions, is accompanied by a
$5,000 prize and will be presented to Dr. Underwood May 18 at an Honors
Convocation in the Conference Center on campus."
President Dr. Franklyn G. Jenifer said Dr. Underwood, who is an
associate professor in UTD’s School of Human Development, received
more than one-third of all the student nominations for the award.
is rather extraordinary considering the fact that we have hundreds of
faculty members teaching at this institution," Dr. Jenifer said. "There is no question that Dr. Underwood has made a profound
connection with her students and that they think very highly of her both
personally and professionally." Several
of the students who nominated her said she was the best teacher they had
Underwood, who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University,
has taught at UTD for three years."
She previously taught at Reed College in Portland, Oregon."A former National Merit Scholarship winner, Dr. Underwood teaches
courses in abnormal psychology and has published widely."She also has done extensive research on anger and aggression
among girls and currently is working on a book entitled "Ice and Fire:"Anger and Aggression Among Girls."
associate professor said she was "both surprised and delighted" to
have been selected for the teaching award.
am very privileged to teach at UTD and to work with such excellent
students."Every day they
amaze me, not just with their intellect and motivation, but also with
their compassion, responsiveness and openness to different ways of
teaching and learning," she said.
University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson,
Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational
technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls
approximately 6,500 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students."UTD faculty members have an established tradition of
scholarly achievement, and its freshman class annually stands at the
forefront of Texas state universities in terms of SAT scores."
The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
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