MARQUETTE – Northern  Michigan University professors Patricia Hogan and Thomas Hyslop are recipients of the 2004 Excellence in Teaching Awards. They were honored at NMU’s fall convocation, where each received a plaque and $1,000 check.

Hogan is a professor in the health, physical education and recreation department. She joined the NMU faculty in 1991. Before coming to Marquette, she was a health educator/physical educator at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore.; an assistant professor and assistant research scientist at New York University in New York City; the health promotion services director for the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in New York City; and assistant professor/project director at New York University.

Hogan earned bachelorÂ’s degrees in human kinetics and education from the University of Windsor in Ontario and her masterÂ’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Oregon.

Hyslop has taught at his alma mater since 1967. He received his bachelorÂ’s and masterÂ’s degrees from NMU and earned his doctorate in composition/literary studies from the University of Michigan.

He was a teacher at Grosse Pointe High School prior to joining NorthernÂ’s faculty. Hyslop serves as director of the secondary program in English at NMU and has also taught courses at the Marquette Branch Prison.

The Excellence in Teaching Awards are sponsored by the Teaching Learning Advisory Committee and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Nominees for the awards must demonstrate a sustained record of high achievement in teaching evidenced by, but not restricted to, positive peer observation; high student qualitative and quantitative evaluation; a thorough knowledge of subject matter; clarity, organization, and consistency in subject presentation and assessment; enthusiasm for teaching and learning; creation of a safe and open learning environment; and experimentation with teaching and learning paradigms.

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