Dimmitt Receives prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award

Carey Dimmitt, associate professor, Department of Student Development, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award for exemplary teaching at the highest institutional level by the UMass Amherst Provost’s Office and the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. For more than 30 years UMass Amherst has conferred this teaching award that recognizes and honors individual excellence. It is the campus’ most prestigious prize for classroom instruction.

Student input is key as only current students and alumni may nominate faculty for this award. It is a highly competitive award with well over 100 nominees submitted each year to faculty, graduate and undergraduate committees for review. Only three faculty and two teaching assistant awardees are selected annually.

Dimmitt will be recognized at several events on campus as a recipient of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Award.