2009 WINNERS • EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Dr. Renee Akbar
Division of Education
Dr. Akbar received her Ph. D. in Educational Foundations from Florida State University and has over twenty-five years of K-16 experience in teaching and administration. Dr. Akbar’s courses are known by her students to be those that promote creative thinking, reflective reasoning, and focused discourse. Dr. Akbar serves on several university committees and is a Faculty-In-Residence for Xavier’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Akbar has presented at many conferences and is the co-author of several articles.
Dr. Karen Becnel Moore
Department of Languages
Dr. Moore received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in Bi-Lingual Education from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. She has contributed extensively to the restructuring of the Spanish curriculum and served as the Director of Xavier’s first study abroad program. Dr. Moore’s students appreciate that her courses are well-organized and that she continuously incorporates student input into the effectiveness of content delivery.