Gerhart and Bodurow win teaching awards
Friday, February 26th, 2010
Associate Professor Andrew Gerhart of the College of Engineering and Assistant Professor Constance Bodurow have won two top teaching awards at Lawrence Technological University.
Provost Maria Vaz made the announcement and invited the campus community to a reception on March 2 at 3 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Area of Café Lawrence when President Lewis Walker will present the two awards.
Gerhart is this year’s recipient of the Henry B. and Barbara J. Horldt Excellence in Teaching Award.
Lawrence Tech alumnus Henry B. Horldt started the award in honor of his father who was a professor of mechanical engineering at Ohio Northern University. It is presented annually to faculty members who have distinguished themselves in the classroom as outstanding teachers.
Gerhart has been teaching at Lawrence Tech since 2002 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has served as the director of the Thermal Fluids Laboratory, the coordinator of the Energy & Environmental Management Certificate, and the director of the Aeronautical Engineering Certificate. He is currently the chair of the Leadership Curriculum and Implementation Committee.
Bodurow has won the second annual Teaching Using Technology Award, which was initiated last year to honor faculty members who have used or are using technology in innovative and exemplary ways to improve student learning. She is coordinator of the master’s degree program in urban design.
Vaz said Bodurow has effectively engaged her students in the study of urban design with the innovative use of geospatial and geographic information systems software. She has disseminated her approaches in many different venues, and her work has the potential to position the College of Architecture and Design as a leader in using geospatial software.