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McCandless Resident Voted Teacher of the Year at Duquesne University

McCandless resident Amanda Ford is one of two faculty members recently voted Teacher of the Year at Duquesne University.

An assistant professor of eurhythmics in the Mary Pappert School of Music, Ford also serves as assistant dean, director of career services and web administrator for the school.  In addition, she is an Emmy- and Golden Quill award-winning composer and songrwiter, and a singer and pianist.

Ford has an M.M. and a B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.

The Teacher of the Year award was established at Duquesne in 1992 by the University’s chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, to give students the opportunity to recognize faculty members who best exemplify leadership and excellence in the classroom.

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