Fourth in a series of profiles on this year’s Eagle Teaching Excellence Award winners
Six UW-La Crosse faculty members are being recognized for excellence in teaching. They are the 2017 Eagle Teaching Excellence Award winners. This year the Provost Office received approximately 800 teacher nominations from UWL students. A UWL committee selected the winners.
Winners were announced at the end of spring semester and as part of spring commencement. They will be recognized among colleagues at the Chancellor’s All-University Address in fall.
This year’s winners are:
- Gwen Achenreiner ~ Marketing
- Rita Chen ~ Education Studies
- Faye Ellis ~ Biology
- Gary Gilmore ~ Health Education/Health Promotion
- Brad Nichols ~ Art
- Lindsay Steiner ~ English
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of short profiles recognizing the six faculty to receive the Eagle Teaching Excellence Award.
“Dr. Steiner has greatly impacted me as a student and writer. She introduced me to the professional writing field and I wouldn’t be a future Kohl’s employee as a communications coordinator if it weren’t for her. She has willingly devoted time to help me prepare for assignments in her classes, application materials (resumes, cover letters, interview questions). I also had the opportunity to conduct research with her this semester, which was a great experience. She is a excellent professor, mentor and communicator.” -Mary Purdy
Lindsay Steiner, assistant professor, Department of English
Years at UWL: 4 ½ years
Teaches: I generally teach professional and technical writing courses, such as supervising internships and teaching a new course, Digital Content Writing, Management, and Experience Design (ENG 310).
History: I earned an undergraduate degree in visual communication from Ohio University, and worked as a photojournalist and graphic designer. I then earned masters and doctoral degrees in Rhetoric and Composition from Kent State University.
Favorite part of teaching: I am privileged to work with extremely thoughtful, engaged, and creative students, who constantly push me to be a better teacher. I regularly include client-based projects in my professional and technical writing courses, which allow students to connect theories and concepts to a very specific professional context. My favorite part of teaching is when students are able to demonstrate learning through solving a written communication “problem” that also gives back to a community partner. These moments illustrate the importance of a strong relationship between UWL and our broader community.