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Heidi Elmendorf Receives “U.S. Professors of the Year” Award

Professor Elmendorf with her students in the biology of global health program. 

Professor Elmendorf with her students in the biology of global health program.

November 20, 2014—The U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program has selected Biology Professor Heidi Elmendorf as the District of Columbia Professor of the Year.

Elmendorf is the co-director of the biology of global health major. She teaches a range of courses in the biology department including, Foundations of Biology I, Biology of Global Health, and Science Pedagogy.

Her own research focuses on the intestinal pathogen, Giardia lamblia, a significant cause of disease in humans and animals around the world.

Sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the U.S. Professors of the Year Awards Program celebrates outstanding educators across the country. It is the only national program to recognize excellence in undergraduate education.

Any undergraduate teacher in the United States—of any academic rank at any type of undergraduate institution—is eligible for the award.

Nominees are evaluated in the following areas: impact on and involvement with undergraduate students; scholarly approach to teaching and learning; contribution to undergraduate education in the institution, community and profession; and support from colleagues and current and former undergraduate students.

The program offers both national and state-level awards. Recipients teach in all types of undergraduate settings nationwide, private and public, from two-year and four-year colleges to universities.

Learn more about Elmendorf’s award by visiting Georgetown University’s homepage.