Distinguished Achievement Award in TeachingThis award is presented to the ESA member deemed to be the Society's outstanding teacher of the year. The 2008 recipient, Dr. Tiffany M. Heng-Moss, is an associate professor of entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She has developed seven undergraduate and graduate courses while providing leadership for development and implementation of a new undergraduate major in insect science. Her introductory insect biology course was the first distance-delivered concurrent credit course offered as part of the University of Nebraska Advanced Scholars Program for high school students. She is also making contributions to student learning and the quality of the student experience as a co-PI on a $1.4 million grant focused on strengthening the content knowledge and pedagogical skills of future secondary science teachers, mentoring undergraduate students, and serving as departmental undergraduate research and teaching coordinator.
Dr. Heng-Moss provides program leadership for outreach activities such as "Our Zoo to You," which has been presented to more than 2,500 students in 85 Nebraska classrooms over the past five years and has secured over $250,000 in competitive grant support. She has also been a major contributor and organizer for an annual Bug Bash educational program.
She has received several awards, including the USDA Regional Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences. She has received five Certificates of Recognition for Contributions to Students from the UNL Parents Association and Teaching Council, the Holling Family Junior Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, the North Central Branch Disti
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