Dr. Jeffrey Young, a Georgia State University professor of history, was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award for research and comprehensive universities for the University System of Georgia.
The system-wide awards recognize individual faculty and staff for a strong commitment to teaching and student success. The system will present the award to Dr. Young at the annual Regents’ Scholarship Gala in March.
The award committee cited Dr. Young’s development of a novel interactive digital textbook with additional resources to support students’ learning in American history courses at Georgia State.
Faculty nominees were evaluated based on:
- A strong commitment to teaching and learning, demonstrated through activities designed to advance the quality and practice of teaching and learning, to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and/or global and multicultural understanding
- Using effective teaching strategies to enhance student learning, including, but not limited to innovative uses of technology, active learning, learning communities, student portfolios, and assessment
- A strong commitment to fostering the academic success of students through interaction with students outside of the classroom (e.g., advising, mentoring, recruiting, etc.).
Awards are given based on the University System’s institutional classifications: one award for faculty from the system’s research and comprehensive universities (which includes Georgia State), one for faculty from state universities, and one for faculty from state colleges.
For more about all of the Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards, visit http://www.usg.edu/faculty_affairs/awards.