Miserandino Accepts National Award for Teaching in San Diego

By Purnell T. Cropper | August 17, 2010

Dr. Marianne Miserandino, Associate Professor of Psychology, received the 2010 Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award at the business meeting of the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Teaching of Psychology on Saturday, Aug. 14, in San Diego.

This is a national, professional award that the APA gives for teaching, mentoring, and scholarship related to the teaching of psychology. A detailed description of her accomplishments will be published in the October issue of the journal Teaching of Psychology. Among those accomplishments is Miserandino’s wiki on personality pedagogy.

Criteria for this prestigious award are based on “(a) effective teaching; (b) mentoring student professional development; (c) advancing teaching and learning through scholarship; (d) advancing teaching and learning through service; and (e) training high school, community college, or college/university teachers.”

“It is delightful to note that the Society for the Teaching of Psychology agrees with what we have known for a long time that the very best works and walks among us. Thanks, Marianne, for making Arcadia proud!” says Dr. Steve O. Michael, Provost and Academic Vice President.