Curry Class Note

John P. Broome

John P. Broome (Ph.D. ’11 Soc Studies Ed) was recognized with the University of Mary Washington’s Graduate Faculty Award. He is an assistant professor in the College of Education. The honor recognizes an exceptional full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in graduate teaching and professional leadership in a graduate program. The person selected must have served in a full-time position at the university for at least two years.

John Broome
Winner of the graduate faculty award, at right at the UMW graduate school graduation, May 6, 2016. (Photo by Norm Shafer. Courtesy of UMW.).

From the award announcement:

“This year’s winner of the Graduate Faculty award is described by a colleague as a bright, gregarious, passionate, thoughtful, dedicated, ambitious, and hardworking educator. He has proven to be a dependable colleague, respected citizen and a champion for the success of our students and the betterment of our University.  He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in advanced pedagogy, educational research, instruction and assessment, classroom management, and social studies methods. Each year, he supervises five to six Master’s theses around issues of citizenship and cultural diversity in schools and classrooms.  His approach to teaching is innovative and progressive. Students write of his knowledge of current research on race and equity in schools, passion for teaching, innovative teaching practices, rigor of coursework, high standards, engaging classroom environment and commitment to their success as students and future educators.  He is, as well, very active in college and university governance, and has an outstanding record of achievement in scholarship and community service.  It comes as no surprise that the American Association of College of Teacher Education has identified him as an “emerging leader” in teacher education.  We’re proud to recognize him as an “emerging leader” in the Mary Washington community as well.”

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