Puleo recognized for excellence in teaching

Four members of the University of Delaware faculty have been recognized for outstanding work in teaching. The honors were announced at the May 13 Faculty Senate meeting and selected by the Senate’s Committee on Student and Faculty Honors.

This year’s Excellence in Teaching Awards were presented to:

  • William Lewis, associate professor in the School of Education;
  • Rob Palkovitz, professor of human development and family sciences;
  • Flora Poindexter, senior instructor in languages, literatures and cultures; and
  • Jack Puleo, professor of civil and environmental engineering.

Excellence in Teaching awardees each receive $5,000, have their portraits hung in Morris Library for five years and have bricks inscribed with their names installed in Mentors’ Circle between Hullihen Hall and the Morris Library.

Puleo said: “I am ecstatic to be receiving one of the Excellence in Teaching Awards for 2019. Every year I am amazed at the level of interest and intelligence that students in our program possess. I am fortunate to be able to teach material of personal interest. I strive to create engaging lectures with real-world applications for what is often a difficult topic for civil and environmental engineers. To be rewarded by those students who nominated me, for what I consider my primary responsibility as a professor, is quite humbling.”