iSchool instructors ranked as excellent

Forty-one iSchool instructors were named in the University's List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent for Spring 2020. The rankings are released every semester, and results are based on the Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) questionnaire forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation in the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Only those instructors who gave out ICES forms during the semester and who released their data for publication are included in the list.

Faculty and instructors appearing on the list include Barbara Alvarez, Anne Barnhart, Sara Benson, Nigel Bosch, Emilie Butt, Dan Cermak, Anita Say Chan, Jessica Cheng, Inkyung Choi, Anne Craig, Peter Darch, Jana Diesner, Ly Dinh, Karen Egan, Quinn Morgan Ferris, Merinda Hensley, Jeanne Holba-Puacz, Lori Kendall, Kathryn La Barre, Rachel M. Magee, Bonnie Mak, Scott Matheson, Kristen Mattson, Jill Naiman, Caroline Nappo, Ann Ohms, Judith Pintar, Kate Quealy-Gainer, Melissa Salrin, Fred Schlipf, Ruth Shasteen, Yoo-Seong Song, Aiko Takazawa, Jennifer Hain Teper, Carol Tilley, Yang Wang, John Weible, Elizabeth Wickes, Martin Wolske, Melissa Wong, and Beth Woodard.

Chan, Ferris, Holba-Puacz, Magee, Mattson, Pintar, Salrin, Teper, and Wong received the highest ranking of "outstanding."

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