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2012 Recipient of the Meneve Dunham Award for Excellence in Teaching

Associate Professor of Chemistry Karen Glover

The Clarke University Board of Trustees established the Meneve Dunham Award for Excellence in Teaching in honor of former President Meneve Dunham. A review committee of faculty and students recommends the selected recipient to the president.

One student wrote about Karen:

“I remember my first week working with Karen. All of us students were on the edge with skepticism of what to expect in the next two semesters. During that session, this professor met with each of us individually in her office to see what we expected from the class and to let us know what was expected from us. It alleviated quite a bit of apprehension for us...Very few times have I thought of a teacher who was there for more than evaluating what students learned; Karen was there to be a friend and let students know that. She is an invaluable asset to Clarke.”

A colleague wrote:

“As her colleague…I have been privy to Karen’s teaching…, her interaction with students and professional and departmental activities. In every case, she is a model to be emulated.”

A Clarke graduate wrote:

“Karen’s personal successes and ability to teach me fundamental topics are not what make her deserving of the award. Rather, it is the way she helped guide me through my college experience. Her interest in my growth, not only as a student, but as a person was integral to my success. Had she not stuck by me when others had given up, I would not be as successful of a Clarke alumnus as I am today.”

Karen Glover holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Grinnell College and a Ph.D. in medical chemistry from the University of Michigan.
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