Dr. Jerono Rotich

Outstanding Teachers for 2015 Named

Dr. Jerono Rotich and seven other faculty members at North Carolina A&T State University have been honored for their outstanding teaching with the university’s 2015 Outstanding Teaching Awards.

Rotich was named in March as N.C. A&T’s winner of the 2015 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. She received the Outstanding Teaching Award for the School of Education.

She is an associate professor in the department of human performance and leisure studies. “Students and colleagues alike praise her commitment, enthusiasm, integrity, and genuine concern for students inside and outside the classroom,” the Board of Governors’ citation says. “Her goal is to produce change agents, critical thinkers, bridge builders, and global leaders who can serve as advocates and role models in a diverse and technologically advanced global society.”

Rotich teaches in the areas of health, fitness and safety. Her research interests include multicultural / diversity activities and cultural competency, physical activity promotion, youth and community sports, and health and safety.

She developed a Global Studies course that allows A&T students to learn and work together with students in China, Senegal, and India via Skype and FaceTime.

In addition to Rotich, these faculty members received Outstanding College/School Teaching Awards.

  • Dr. Kathy Cousins-Cooper, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Mr. Robert Powell, College of Engineering

  • Dr. Benjamin Gray, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

  • Dr. Obasi H. Akan, School of Business and Economics

  • Dr. Li-Shiang Tsay, School of Technology

The Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award Recipients were:

  • Dr. Checo J. Rorie, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Dr. Elizabeth Newcomb Hopfer, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences