The President's Associates Outstanding Faculty Award is given annually to tenured faculty for the advancement of teaching and learning.
This award of $1000 is designed to honor faculty who have sustained high achievement as teachers and whose scholarship makes a meaningful contribution to student learning.
Associate Professor Meghan Ryan
Dedman School of Law
Meghan Ryan describes her teaching philosophy, in part, as helping students understand themselves and their own principles before addressing the dilemmas they will face as attorneys. Student evaluations demonstrate her success in achieving this goal as well as highlight her clarity of both her lectures and expectations of her students. Upon observing on of her classes a colleague remarked, “the class discussion got me excited about the subject she was teaching, and I felt confident that students were learning both the substance of the law and the critical thinking skills they would need to succeed as lawyers and engaged citizens.” Her research focuses on the Supreme Court’s evolving standards of decency and jurisprudents and the impact of evolving cultural values on substantive and procedural norms; however it is her outstanding commitment to teaching budding lawyers that earns her the President’s Associates Award.
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