UWEC Professor Earns Top Teaching Honor
Dr. Martina Lindseth, professor of languages at UW-Eau Claire, will receive the 2018 UW System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award. Lindseth, who teaches German, will receive the award during the June Board of Regents meeting in Milwaukee. “It is a great honor to receive this award,” says Lindseth, who joined UW-Eau Claire’s faculty in 1998. “I am proud to follow in the footsteps of my predecessors in the UW System, and especially of the last recipient from UWEC eight years ago, the exceptional Dr. Paul Thomas, professor of physics.” The award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in teaching, is the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. Each year just two UW System faculty or academic staff members receive the $5,000 awards. Teaching Excellence Award recipients are selected for their strong commitment to teaching and learning; use of effective teaching strategies to enhance student learning; and significant impact on students’ intellectual development. An extraordinary teacher who deeply values learning, Lindseth embodies the definition of teaching excellence, says UW-Eau Claire Provost Patricia A. Kleine, who supported Lindseth’s nomination for the award. “There are many excellent professors, but there are only a few truly exceptional teachers who positively impact so many students,” Kleine says.