Gary Kline, Ph.D., professor of political science, received the Excellence and Commitment to Teaching Award.

Kline wins Excellence & Commitment to Teaching Award

AMERICUS (Dec. 12, 2011)--Gary Kline, Ph.D., professor of political science, received the Excellence and Commitment to Teaching Award at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) during the graduation awards breakfast Saturday, Dec. 10.

Department chair for History and Political Science, Kline is a frequent presenter for the Third World in Perspective Seminar series led by the Association of Third World Students. A past president of the Faculty Senate, Kline is one of the most well-respected faculty members on campus.

“Dr. Kline is a very skilled and experienced teacher who brings total commitment to each course he teaches,” said Brian U. Adler, Ph.D., vice president for Academic Affairs. “Dr. Kline is among the most respected of all teachers who have taught at Georgia Southwestern.”

Kline has been a member of the Georgia Southwestern faculty since 1990. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Formerly known as the Teacher of the Year Award, the Excellence and Commitment to Teaching Award was initiated in 1998. It is sponsored by the GSW National Alumni Association and presented during the fall commencement activities to a faculty member and is based on service during the previous academic year.

The recipient is nominated and selected by peers, and criteria for selection include excellence in teaching and other categories used for consideration in granting promotion and tenure.

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