March 20, 2014
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Ohio State Lima lecturer
receives distinguished teaching award
Dr. Tony Shoup, lecturer of physics at The Ohio State University at Lima, is one of three Ohio State lecturers receiving the 2014 Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer. Vice Provost Mike Boehm presented the award in a surprise visit to Shoup’s classroom on Thur., March 20, 2014.
The Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer annually recognizes lecturers, senior lecturers or other auxiliary faculty members for their teaching excellence. This is the second year for the award. Recipients are nominated by students, faculty and alumni, and are chosen by a committee of students, other award winning faculty and alumni. A maximum of three lecturers are chosen University-wide for this award and this year, Shoup is the only one from a regional campus.
"Tony is an outstanding teacher whose service in the classroom and community deserves this recognition," said Dr. Greg Rose, interim dean and director at Ohio State Lima. "His enthusiasm and talent for teaching are evident as his student enrollment numbers continue to climb and he continues to take on more teaching assignments. Tony truly enriches our campus."
Dr. Tony Shoup has been teaching at Ohio State Lima since 2005. Shoup was promoted to senior lecturer of physics in 2012 and serves as the coordinator of the First-Year Engineering Program at Ohio State Lima. His position includes a full teaching load of undergraduate courses in physics and astronomy, general laboratory support for physics classes and his astronomy program, as well as maintaining physics lab equipment. In 2012, Shoup took on the additional task of laying the essential groundwork for bringing the first-year engineering coursework to Ohio State Lima for the first time in its history and assumed the responsibility for teaching these engineering courses.
One of his nominators wrote, "The success of the new engineering courses is remarkable and truly attributable to Tony’s dedication and excitement for his teaching. Tony worked with the Office of Development and helped Ohio State Lima receive the Dominion Higher Education Partnership grant for $35,000 to fund the lab renovations and equipment necessary to offer the engineering courses. As the inaugural semester grew closer, enrollment numbers for engineering were at their maximum. Tony offered to add a section, which he also taught. As we begin planning for the 2014-15 academic year, we’re planning to add a third section of the engineering sequence due to its popularity."
Shoup will receive a plaque and a cash award made possible by the Office of Academic Affairs. He will also be inducted into Ohio State’s Academy of Teaching.
Editors’ Note: A photo of Shoup is attached.