2022 Teaching Award Honoree, Amanda Gibson, assistant professor of biology, Arts & Sciences awarded Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award
UVA AWARDS OUTSTANDING TEACHERS, CITING EMPATHY, TECHNOLOGY AND COLLABORATION
The outstanding professors range from an assistant professor who created a card game that students play in biology classrooms around the world, to an associate professor who gives his students an assignment to write a “fabulous, funky or fresh” report analyzing issues, to an education professor who teaches a class speaking only Romanian, to let her teaching students know what it feels like for someone learning a new language.
Amanda Gibson’s card game to teach the “Red Queen hypothesis” of evolutionary biology has a related video online, enabling students nationally and internationally to play. The game, which she and two doctoral colleagues published a paper about, received the 2016 Thomas Henry Huxley Award from the Society for the Study of Evolution for achievement in education and outreach.
(Photos by Erin Edgerton, University Communications)