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Laureate recognizes faculty with David A. Wilson Award

29/06/2010


Wilson Award winners

In June 2010, Laureate International Universities awarded the 2010 David A. Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to faculty members from Walden University and Universidad Europea de Madrid. This year’s winners are:

  • Dr. Iris Yob from Walden University for a research proposal that focuses on factors predicting faculty assessments of doctoral studies of independent students.
  • Dr. Pedro Lara from Universidad Europea de Madrid who will study creating a university-based social networking system to improve students’ learning.

The David A. Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was created in 2007 to honor David A. Wilson, a longtime friend of Laureate and a former member of Laureate’s Board of Directors, and to provide funding to support the best educational focused research projects proposed by Laureate faculty members from around the world. The award provides winners with a $50,000 grant to support the execution of the proposed research project.

This year more than 65 applications from 20 Laureate institutions were received for consideration. After undergoing a local evaluation, the top applications from each country were shared with a Global Selection committee composed of Dr. David Wilson and Laureate’s top academic leaders: Dr. Manuel Krauskopf, Dr. Cesár Morales, Dr. Juan Salcedo, Dr. Susan Saxton and Dr. Germán Ramírez.

A special thanks to the contest leaders, the selection committee, and the organizer of the David A. Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Katherine Zuga, for their time and commitment to this very important award, and many congratulations to Dr. Yob and Dr. Lara.

For more information on the David A. Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, please contact Katherine Zuga, Manager of Community Outreach, at Katherine.zuga@laureate.net.