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Professor Ivanov selected for Chi Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award

Associate Professor Valeriy Ivanov has been selected to receive the 2014 Chi Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award for the Great Lakes District.| Short Read

This award recognizes dedication to teaching in the civil engineering profession. The Great Lakes District is comprised of universities in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana – including Purdue University, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, the University of Notre Dame and more.

Undergraduate student Wade Phillips, the Vice President of the University of Michigan Chapter of Chi Epsilon, wrote the nomination letter.

“It is clear in each and every class meeting that Professor Ivanov is not only extremely knowledgeable about the subject at hand, but also very passionate about the material he is teaching and about translating his knowledge to the class,” Phillips wrote. “He teaches each topic in class with the intent of making sure students maintain both the context of the subject matter and a critical perspective in regards to the potential shortcomings of the methods being taught.”

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