Penobscot Times publishes UMaine release on 2019 Distinguished Maine Professor
The Penobscot Times published a University of Maine news release reporting Sandra Caron, a professor of family relations and human sexuality, is the recipient of the UMaine Alumni Association’s 2019 Distinguished Maine Professor Award, which recognizes the highest qualities of teaching, research and public service. Caron has taught more than 25,000 students since joining the faculty in 1988, and currently teaches about 1,000 per year. She uses a variety of media, technologies, lesson and project formats, and guest lecturers to make classes engaging and relevant, according to the release. And she makes sure to incorporate the experiences of minorities, non-Western cultures and women of all social and ethnic origins when developing courses. A core value of her teaching “is the belief that every human being must be genuinely respected and valued for what he or she is — a worthy person, who is in the process of becoming,” Caron said. Caron also has chaired more than 50 graduate committees, served on more than 100 thesis and dissertation committees, produced nearly 50 scholarly publications, and written several books and guides. She will receive a $4,200 prize, blazer and pewter medallion when she is honored at the Alumni Achievement Awards dinner and celebration slated for April 5.