Congratulations to Patricia Kelley

12.19.2014

Patricia Kelley

NCSE is pleased to congratulate Patricia Kelley — a professor of geology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and a member of NCSE's Advisory Council — on her selection as one of four Outstanding Professors of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The award, launched in 1981, is the only national initiative specifically designed to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

According to a November 20, 2014, press release from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, "Judges said they admired Kelley as a 'highly creative teacher' who has revitalized the study of paleontology at her college, transformed classes to use more active learning strategies and given students a real science experience. They also noted her efforts to help students explore evolution in a spirit of respect."