2010 Dr. Oranee Tawatnuntachai Earns Multiple Awards for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Oranee Tawatnuntachai won the Teaching Fellow Award for Teaching Excellence from the Penn State Alumni Association in 2010 after previously earning the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008. She was the second Penn State Harrisburg professor to earn both awards and only the 4th professor in the entire Penn State system to do so. The purpose of the Teaching Fellow Award is to honor distinguished teaching and to encourage and provide incentive for excellence in teaching; it could be awarded to any professor teaching at any Penn State campus.
The Excellence in Teaching Award has a similar purpose, but is awarded to by the individual Penn State campuses. Her nominators for this award called her an “innovative, enthusiastic, dedicated, and concerned faculty member.”
She was recognized for her teaching excellence because of her interpersonal interactions with students and the way she incorporates a variety of technologies to facilitate student learning. For example, she worked with Education Technology Services to develop a multimedia learning tool for specific content in her courses.
- Ph.D., University of New Orleans