Doctoral student wins UMaine teaching award

Sherry Brown, a doctoral student in prevention and intervention studies, was awarded the Provost’s Innovative and Creative Teaching Award at the 2019 University of Maine Student Symposium.

The award is given to a graduate student who is lead instructor for a course at UMaine and successfully uses innovative and creative teaching methods to bring the subject matter to life.

Brown teaches EHD 203: Educational Psychology for the College of Education and Human Development, where she has her students collaborate on projects, form lesson plans, utilize board games and teach theory to their classmates.

In her application statement, Brown wrote: “I want my students, most of whom are pre-service teachers, to fully grasp how the theory that we are learning has practical applications for them in their own future classrooms. I want them to be able to perceive themselves as capable, knowledgeable educators who are able to put theory to practice.”

Brown also gave a presentation about her teaching at the Student Symposium. Associate dean of graduate education, research, and outreach Jim Artesani recommended her for the award.

Congratulations, Sherry, from the College of Education and Human Development!