The Jean Brierley Presentation on College Teaching

The 2018 Brierley Presentation

Please join us in honoring the recipient of the 27th Jean C. Brierley Award for Excellence in College Teaching.

This event will be held on Tuesday, March 6th from 12:15pm - 2:00pm in the Huddleston Hall Ballroom. Lunch will be available at 12:15 and the Brierley presentation will begin at about 12:45.

 

 

 

About Jean Brierley:
Jean Brierley (1908-1986) graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1930 with a baccalaureate degree in Zoology. After leaving the University of New Hampshire, Ms. Brierley became a teaching assistant in the Zoology Department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor until 1937. The University of Michigan awarded her the degree of Master of Science in 1931 and Doctor of Philosophy in 1937. In 1938, she moved to Texas State College for Women in Denton, Texas, where she was an Assistant Professor in Biology. She joined the faculty at Michigan State College in 1945, teaching freshman biology and natural sciences. She retired from the faculty at Michigan State University in 1973 as a full Professor.

Professor Brierley was a member of many professional organizations including the Genetics Society of America, Society for the Study of Evolution, Michigan Academy of Science, Sigma Xi, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AASS). She was active in civic affairs as a member of the League of Women Voters, Common Cause, the Sierra Club, National Organization of Women, and Concerned Scientists. Her many interests also included travel.

 

About the Jean Brierley Award:
Professor Brierley established an endowed fund in 1973 to recognize teaching in any field or discipline at the University of New Hampshire. This fund was completed upon her death as a tribute to those members of the UNH faculty who have distinguished themselves as teachers. One award is rendered each academic year as our highest level recognition for excellence in teaching. In conjunction with the UNH Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching & Learning, recipients host an annual event to advance the teaching mission of the university. 

 


 

Past Recipients of the Jean Brierley Award

The first Brierley Award was presented in 1991 to Lester A. Fisher of the Department of English. In the years since then each winner of the award has delivered a formal presentation on college teaching. 

 

YEAR

RECIPIENT

DEPARTMENT

 
2016 Gregory McMahon Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies  
2015 Sarah Way Sherman English and American Studies  

2014

Barry Fussell

Mechanical Engineering

 

2013

Winsor Watson

Biological Sciences

 

2012

Raymond Cook

Civil Engineering

 

2011

Lee Seidel

Health Management and Policy

 

2010

Stephen Hardy

Kinesiology

 

2009

Thomas Lee

Natural Resources and the Environment

 

2008

Peter Fernald

Psychology

 

2007

Charles Walker

Zoology

 

2006

Donald Hadwin

Mathematics and Statistics

 

2005

Gale Carey

Animal and Nutrition Sciences

 

2004

Carole Barnett

Management

 

2003

John Ernest

English

 

2002

Richard England

Economics

 

2001

P.T. Vasudevan

Chemical Engineering

 

2000

Ronald Croce

Kinesiology

 

1999

William Condon

Animal and Nutritional Sciences

 

1998

Terry Savage

Philosophy/Humanities, UNH-Manchester

 

1997

Robert Kertzer

Kinesiology

 

1996

David Hebert

Education

 

1995

Nancy Kinner

Civil Engineering

 

1994

Marc W. Herold

Economics

 

1993

Wallace Bothner

Earth Sciences

 

1992

Christopher F. Bauer

Chemistry

 

1991

Lester A. Fisher

English