The President’s Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes MSU faculty that have a sustained record of creating innovative environments that enable student learning within and across disciplinary, cultural, and ethnic boundaries. Gerhardt’s student reviews certainly reaffirm that her focused, well-crafted lectures achieve this criterion.
Dr. Gerhardt has been instrumental in revamping MTH 124, a course that historically has had a high drop-fail-withdraw (DFW) rate. Along with her colleague, Benjamin Schmidt, retooling the class has led to an almost 50% reduction in DFW.
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