Seven staff and academic professionals are being recognized for outstanding contributions to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in 2020-21, including Alison Reddy, director of mathematics placement and coordinator of quantitative reasoning courses in the Department of Mathematics. Reddy has been named a recipient of the LAS Academic Professional Award. The recognition comes with a $1,000 award and a $1,000 salary increment supported by donations from LAS alumni.
Reddy leads a team of math instructors who are selected to work with incoming first-generation students and carefully designs courses to provide a rigorous yet welcoming and dynamic environment for students. Wrote one colleague, “Alison is clearly influencing the way math instruction and teaching should be delivered at Illinois.”
Reddy and the other 2020-21 recipients will be honored during a virtual ceremony in March.
“This year’s award winners have made invaluable contributions to their units, colleagues, and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences as a whole,” said Gene Robinson, interim dean of the College of LAS and Swanlund Chair in Entomology. “Their energy and dedication have been critical to everything from day-to-day operations to fulfilling the long-term goals of the college. We are pleased and fortunate to have them in our midst.”
By Dave Evensen | LAS News