C-SC hands out faculty awards to Hoffman and Sadler
Saturday, May 15, 2010
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College bestowed awards on two faculty members to honor teaching innovation and excellence during the 154th C-SC Commencement on May 15.
The 2010 Walter S. Reuling Prize for Innovation in Student Learning was presented to Jason Hoffman, D.H.Sc., assistant professor of athletic training and associate athletic trainer. Hoffman joined the Culver-Stockton faculty in 2008 and has brought new and innovative ideas and knowledge of best practices to Culver-Stockton students. Through research, advocacy and dedication to learning new clinical techniques, Hoffman has made Culver-Stockton only the second undergraduate institution in the country to offer Graston Certification as part of the athletic training rehabilitation courses. In addition, Hoffman’s knowledge and collaboration with his colleagues in the athletic training program resulted in an outstanding accreditation review this year, and his work with student life professionals has resulted in the Community Home Makeover service program that will be implemented in August 2010.
The Reuling Prize, a cash award, goes to a faculty member selected by his or her peers. The award praises Hoffman for his “dedication to excellence in athletic training education and the commitment to innovation and student learning, in and out of the classroom, as evidence of the devotion to Culver-Stockton and EXP@CSC.”
Before joining the C-SC faculty, Hoffman was assistant professor of kinesiology and clinical coordinator of the athletic training education program at Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas. Previously he was internship coordinator and assistant athletic trainer at Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa; and an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Widely published in his field, Hoffman earned his bachelor degree in physical education at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa; a master’s degree in health, physical education and dance at Illinois State University, Normal, Ill.; and a doctorate in health science at Nova Southeastern University.
Robert A. Sadler, Ph.D., received the 2010 Helsabeck Prize for Excellence in Teaching, a cash award given annually to a faculty member who has been selected from student and faculty nominations.
Sadler joined the C-SC faculty in 1991. He is professor of computer information systems, but his teaching encompasses a wide range of fields, including physics, earth science, astronomy, computer science and management information systems. Sadler’s classes provide an extraordinary experience for students, and he has embraced the EXP@CSC with classes known for rigor and experiential approaches to learning. His teaching exemplifies the Culver-Stockton mission of “providing a superb education in an active learning environment.”
Sadler came to Culver-Stockton after serving as professor of physics, astronomy and computer science at Eastern Wyoming Community College, Torrington, Wyo. Concurrently; he was instructor of extension classes at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo. For eight years he worked summers as a park ranger in Yellowstone National Park and the Fort Laramie National Historic Site. He earned his bachelor’s of science degree at the University of Missouri-Rolla, and both his master’s degree and doctorate at the University of Wyoming.
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