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Political Science

Fliter and Heidbreder Win Major Teaching Awards

KSU’s Department of Political Science has a long history of teaching excellence. Our professors have won the most prestigious teaching awards that Kansas State University bestows, including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Commerce Bank Undergraduate Outstanding Teaching Award, and the William L. Stamey Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. This year is no exception, as two of our faculty members have once again won prominent teaching honors.

Dr. John Fliter, Jr. has received the foremost teaching honor given at Kans
as State. He will serve as KSU’s Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars during the 2013-2014 academic year. Dr. Fliter has long been known as a dedicated and passionate professor, and has a well-deserved reputation for teaching excellence among students. His hard work and commitment to teaching have been recognized with this endowed chair, which honors him with the title University Distinguished Teaching Scholar for the remainder of his career. During his year in residence as the Coffman Chair, Dr. Fliter will share his ideas on the art of teaching to the K-State community in a widely publicized lecture as well as in a series of workshops.

Dr. Brianne Heidbreder has received a William L. Stamey Award.  The Stamey Award is the primary teaching honor bestowed by KSU’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Heidbreder is known for her engaging and effective instruction style and her outstanding teaching in all types of classes, from large lecture halls to small seminars. We anticipate that Dr. Heidbreder will receive a number of additional teaching accolades in the years to come.

Congratulations to Dr. Heidbreder and Dr. Fliter for adding to our department’s rich history of excellence in the classroom.


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