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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Teaching Medal Award Winner

Krista Hiser, headshot

Krista Hiser

An assistant professor of English, Krista Hiser works primarily with students in developmental English classes and her dedication and encouragement is important to their success. She herself says that she teaches, “so that students can live the richest, deepest, most reflective version of whatever life’s path unfolds for them.”

Teaching students to make wise choices, supporting this development with unconditional love, and building on a sound theory of learning, Hiser uses multiple strategies to promote and assess student learning. Her students praise her for being a knowledgeable, devoted and excellent teacher who always has something positive to say.

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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Diane Caulfield, headshot
Diane Caulfield
Krista Hiser, headshot
Krista Hiser
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Frank Kudo
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Ross Langston
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Shelley Ota
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