UNCW psychology professor Carrie Clements won a UNC Board of Governors award for Excellence in Teaching, according to a release from the board on Monday.
The award is presented annually to an outstanding faculty member at each of the 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system.
“Carrie exemplifies the qualities of teaching, scholarship, community engagement and global focus that are emphasized in UNCW’s Strategic Plan,” Provost Marilyn Sheerer said. “In my interactions with our students, I have frequently heard that Dr. Clements is the best professor they’ve had during their college experience. She is extremely deserving of this honor, and I am happy that the UNC board has recognized her many contributions.”
Recognized as a gifted teacher, scholar and mentor, Clements has received the UNCW Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award, the Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award, a Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award and the J. Marshall Crews Distinguished Faculty Award.
Clements is the is principal investigator on a three-year collaboration with the International Islamic University, Islamabad, funded by a $1 million grant from the State Department. The grant program is intended to encourage academic collaboration and help facilitate mutual understanding. At the time it was awarded, the grant was the largest ever given to a UNC system school.
Clements earned her B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology at Northwestern University.
Recipients of the Award for Excellence in Teaching are selected based on nominations from their home campuses. Each winner receives a commemorative bronze medallion and a $12,500 cash prize. A member of the UNC Board of Governors will present Clements with her award during the May graduation ceremonies.
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