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Alliance Resident Receives Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Lisa Jo Vernon-Dotson of Alliance, assistant professor in education and counseling in the Duquesne University School of Education, was recently honored with the Creative Teaching Award at the annual Celebration of Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at Duquesne University.

Vernon-Dotson was selected for the award because of her research in special education. She focused on supportive environments for social and emotional learning, and behavior disorder courses. The multi-step, case-based approach taught to master-level students emphasized serving and assessing K–12 special education students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

The annual CTE award was designed to recognize Duquesne University faculty members who have introduced innovative ways of teaching and assessed its impact on the student learning process.

The CTE was founded in 1989 at Duquesne University to promote excellence in teaching at all levels, from beginning graduate teaching assistants to senior faculty scholars. Working collaboratively with faculty, the CTE utilizes university resources to create an educational culture that values and rewards teaching for the primary purpose of enhancing student learning.

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