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December 16, 2016 : Ohio University Lancaster Faculty Featured in Ohio Magazine's "Excellence in Education" Issue


pampicwebFive Ohio University faculty members are among the more than 65 educators from across the state being recognized in Ohio Magazine’s annual “Excellence in Education” issue.

Pamela Kaylor is an associate lecturer at Ohio University Lancaster who teaches courses in women’s and gender studies as well as communications. She was among three finalists for the 2016 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Kaylor’s primary areas of instructional interest include qualitative research, gendered communication, intercultural communication and rhetoric. She has presented papers, and her accolades include serving on panels at numerous conferences and as an invited speaker for women’s organizations.

“It was quite an honor to find that I had been nominated,” Dr. Kaylor said of being selected for Ohio Magazine’s “Excellence in Education” issue.

Dr. Kaylor believes in engaging students in the classroom and that real learning takes place in lively student discussions and critical thinking. She also believes that, as an educator, she should serve her students as coach, mentor, role model, facilitator of the learning experience, and an agent for change.

Most importantly, Dr. Kaylor plays the role of student by learning from the classroom experience itself, keeping abreast of current research and incorporating that knowledge into present and future teaching.

“One reason I love academia is because I love learning and have a commitment to always keep evolving in my own life,” Dr. Kaylor said. “I learn from my students every day as well as from the work of other teachers and researchers.”

Each December, Ohio Magazine celebrates outstanding faculty members at college and universities throughout the state in its “Excellence in Education” feature. Criteria for this honor include:

  • An individual’s teaching excellence
  • Participation in professional development activities
  • Interest in student success outside of the classroom or laboratory
  • Distinction as a member of the academic community

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost nominated the five OHIO faculty members being featured this year. These five individuals hail from OHIO’s Athens and Lancaster campuses and were either finalists or winners of Ohio University teaching awards.

Read the full Compass Article

Read the full List of Ohio Magazine Honorees