Mark Pachucki, assistant professor of Sociology and current Family Research Scholar, has been awarded this year's UMass Amherst College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Outstanding Teacher Award. This award "celebrated exceptional teaching, mentoring, and curriculum development efforts, and their impact on students."
Mark has developed and taught three undergraduate courses in the Sociology Department: "Social Forces, Health, and the Lifecourse", Food as Culture: Eating in Social Context", and "Data Collection and Analysis (Social Research Methods". Mark's research with CRF tests possible associations between puberty and socio-economic status (SES). The courses he teaches really complement his work and attract a variety of students and disciplines.
You can read more about Mark's award here.