Dr. David E. Livert, assistant professor of Psychology, was awarded the 2007 Teaching Excellence Award at Penn State Lehigh Valley’s 21st annual Honors Convocation held recently at the campus in Fogelsville.This honorable award recognizes a faculty member who has been teaching at Penn State Lehigh Valley for at least two consecutive years and has shown an outstanding commitment to the students. The individual is nominated by his or her students and peers. A selection committee comprised of previous winners reviews a collection of evaluations, letters of support, and the nominee’s teaching philosophy to select the recipient.Dr. Ann M. Williams, Chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley, states, "Dr. Livert has elevated the standards of instruction in the classroom and integrated new community-based experiences for our students. His students admire and respect him and, most importantly, they learn to respect themselves for the knowledge and critical-mindedness that they gain in their courses and through their interactions with him." Dr. Williams added, "Dr. Livert is a truly gifted teacher, remarkable even among colleagues who strive for excellence in teaching."A resident of Easton, Livert joined the faculty at Penn State Lehigh Valley in 2003.
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