Presbyterian College names Erin McAdams Professor of the Year

Presbyterian College names Erin McAdams Professor of the Year


At its 2017 Honors Day Convocation held Thursday, April 20, Presbyterian College named Dr. Erin McAdams, associate professor of political science, Professor of the Year.

“No one’s accomplishments are theirs alone,” McAdams said. “It is because of the support and effort of those around them.”

McAdams is a graduate of Allegheny College and earned her Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Ohio State.

Before joining the faculty at PC, she taught at Ohio State, Dickinson College, and the College of Charleston. Her courses focus on the process of American government and political behavior in the U.S., reflecting an analytical, social scientific approach to understanding and critically thinking about politics.

The Professor of the Year is chosen as a faculty member who has made a distinct difference in the teaching climate of the college in such areas as model classroom teaching, campus leadership, pioneering teaching methodology, creative development and/or instructional support; plus:  extraordinary effort as a teacher and scholar; evidence of achievement of former students; service to the institution and profession; service to the community; balance of achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service; evidence of impact and involvement with students; and exceptional demonstrated teaching performance

In addition, McAdams has been named the 2017 recipient of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and University Excellence in Teaching Award for Presbyterian College.

To read Dr. Erin McAdams acceptance speech from Honors Day Convocation, click here »


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