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Auburn University Faculty Awards

Auburn University Faculty Awards

The 2007 Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching

These awards honor two full-time, tenured faculty members who have demonstrated effective and innovative teaching methods and a continuing commitment to student success through advising and mentoring inside and outside the classroom.

Pamela Boyd
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Teaching
College of Education

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Pamela Boyd was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga., and received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education, a Master of Education in elementary education with an emphasis in Reading Difficulties, and a Certification in Gifted Education from Georgia State University. She received a doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Mississippi State University. An associate professor of curriculum and teaching and faculty member for 14 years, she teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education. Her teaching, research and outreach focus is “school/university partnerships” to reform education at all levels. Making the work of the university relevant in the public school classroom and the work in the public school classroom relevant to the university is her priority. Boyd has published work in prominent professional journals such as Action in Teacher Education and the Journal of Teacher Education. She is the recipient of various professional awards including Camp War Eagle Outstanding Faculty Honoree, Auburn University Panhellenic Council Outstanding Professor, Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Member, Mortar Board Favorite Educator Award and the Glomerata Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year in 1994. She also received the Emily and Gerald Leischuck Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2001 for the College of Education. Her husband, Frank Boyd, is Alabama’s State Wildlife Biologist. They have two children, Brian and Katie, who are both graduates of Auburn University.

Roland Dute
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
College of Sciences and Mathematics

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Roland Dute accepted a position as an assistant professor in the Department of Botany, Plant Pathology and Microbiology at Auburn University in September of 1982. He was born and raised in Ohio and attended Ohio State University where he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in botany. His graduate school days were interrupted by service in the Army. After receiving his master’s degree, he entered the University of Wisconsin where he received his doctorate in botany. The following three years he served as a postdoctoral researcher at both the University of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois. He then spent three years as an assistant professor at St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa. During his tenure at Auburn, he was named Teacher of the Year in 1996 by the Tri-Beta Biological Honorary, received an Auburn University Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award Recipient in 1997 and was named the Outstanding College of Sciences and Mathematics Teacher for 1998.