Faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising at an April 11 reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. The Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes sustained excellence and innovative approaches in undergraduate teaching and contributions beyond classroom instruction that have an overall positive impact on undergraduate student learning.
Mathematics faculty member Philipp Hieronymi received the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Philipp places emphasis on active learning and creates a welcoming environment for all students. Students note that his lectures make challenging topics seem easy, with lessons making a lasting impact on their college career. He has also been instrumental in curriculum development, including designing lectures, assignments, exams, and instructional aids. He has been included in the Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent each semester he has taught in the past five years. Read more