Receiving the 2004 Graduate Distinguished Teaching award for the M.Ed. program was Professor of Education Michael Fischler, who also directs the PSU Counseling and Human Relations Center. Fischler’s citation noted: “You are engaging and uncompromising in your approach to opening the minds of your students to a deeper reality, you bring passion to each and every class, you use a variety of methods to reach the different kinds of learners in your classroom.” Fischler also contributes to the community through his work with First Star Tonight, which provides a “wish” to children with chronic illnesses.
Professor of Business Duncan McDougall was named 2004 Graduate Distinguished Teacher for the MBA program. McDougall’s citation noted his great depth of knowledge, his enthusiasm in motivating students to think creatively, his responsiveness to student feedback and encouragement of healthy debate in class, ending “You are a dedicated teacher who provides a wonderful learning experience. You presented tough material and expected a high level of student performance—and you got it!” —MLS
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