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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Sean Calder

An assistant professor of biology, Sean Calder excels in connecting textbook facts with practical, everyday examples and applications. He instructs students in ways they can grasp complicated concepts in microbiology with ease.

He genuinely cares about the progress of each of his students, evidenced by his accommodating personality and willingness to give students extra help. Encouraging and passionate about his field, Calder is viewed by many as an inspiration.

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.

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Current awardees and links to archives.


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