The Quincy University Excellence in Teaching Committee, which is comprised of faculty members and students, recently awarded Scott Luaders, PhD, associate professor of chemistry, with the Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was presented at the end-of-the-year reception honoring faculty and staff on Friday, May 13. After careful review by the Committee, Luaders, a 17 year veteran of teaching in the chemistry program, was selected for his overall respect for teaching, dedication to students, and sincere commitment to his own continuous learning and scholarship.
“Dr. Luaders has a passion for teaching that is appreciated by both his students and colleagues,” says Kimberly Hale, PhD, assistant professor of biology and chair of the Excellence in Teaching Committee. “Despite lean budgets, he has worked hard to create a respected program and is active beyond his discipline as a popular instructor in the First Year Experience Program. In addition, he is community spirited and dedicated to the strengthening of science education at the K-12 level.”
Luaders earned bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Culver Stockton College and a master’s degree in chemistry from Washington University. He joined QU in 1994 as an assistant professor of chemistry and was promoted to associate professor of chemistry in 2000. Luaders also previously served as dean of the school of science and technology. During his time at QU he has served as a member of the Faculty Senate Committee, an assistant coach for the Scholar Hawk college bowl team, and the faculty advisor for the American Chemical Society.
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