Muskingum College Professor of Education Dr. Linda Morrow has been named Ohio Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
This prestigious award honors the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country. This year, only one professor from each of 40 different states was selected for this recognition of excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. A Muskingum faculty member since 1988, Dr. Morrow is the co-author of Building on Student Diversity (Sage Publications) and the author of numerous scholarly articles. She has secured more than $200 million in external grant funding.
Muskingum College President Anne C. Steele acknowledged Dr. Morrow’s accomplishment, saying, “Dr. Morrow is described by her peers as ‘a teacher’s teacher.’ She has made far-reaching contributions to her field, both at Muskingum and across the field of teacher education.”
"My passions are to teach and mentor in ways that meet the needs of my learners - whether they are 19-year-old sophomores or 49-year-old experienced teachers. So thrilling to me is how my college students learn to better understand themselves as learners with their own unique gifts, abilities, and challenges,” Dr. Morrow wrote in her personal statement to the Carnegie Foundation.
A 1974 graduate of Muskingum College, Dr. Morrow received a master’s degree from Ohio University and a doctoral degree from The Ohio State University.
CASE is one of the largest associations of educational institutions in the world, representing more than 3,300 colleges, universities and independent elementary and second schools in 34 countries. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center, with the mission “to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education.”