Engineering tech, computer info systems faculty win teaching award
A pair of professors – each innovative in his respective field and active in his discipline outside the classroom – have won the top instructional award available to Camden County College. Lawrence M. Chatman Jr. of Wilmington, Del., and William J. Taylor of Sewell received the 2011 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.
According to academic affairs Vice President Margaret Hamilton, instructors are nominated based largely on their concern and sensitivity to the needs of their students and their ability to demonstrate positive learning outcomes.
"Teachers are nominated based on their human quality in the classroom,"
Chatman joined the College's full-time faculty in 1992 and currently serves as coordinator of engineering programs. He authored and now directs a National Science Foundation Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Grant that provides full scholarships to students pursuing careers in STEM-related fields. He also served on the CCC team that developed a program in alternative energy engineering technology, participates in the American Society of Engineering Education and runs the College's annual National Engineers Week competition for pre-college students. Chatman holds a bachelor's degree from
A faculty committee selected Chatman and Taylor for the award, which is funded by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. Prior winners include Jennifer Hoheisel (2010), Elisabeth Bass (2009), Dianne Falvo and Carla Monticelli (2008), Faustino Gonzalez (2007), William Wilhelm (2006), Robert Lorenzi (2005), Dorothy Brown and Hoda Zaki (2004), Catherine Boos (2003), Kelly
Published: June 13, 2011