A photograph of Thalia Anagnos, professor of general engineering, will now be hung in the hallway of San Jose State University’s admin building, displayed with other faculty member awardees who have been honored by the university with top academic awards.
Anagnos has been named 2011/2012 Outstanding Professor, announced SJSU President Mohammad Qayoumi. It’s an award honoring faculty whose academic careers exemplify teaching excellence and effectiveness. Comments by faculty and students who nominated Anagnos stressed her commitment to students and how she challenges them to actively participate in their learning and achieve academic success.
Comments Anagnos, “This award is a wonderful tribute to many of the former faculty who mentored and taught me so much about engineering education – Bernie Gabrielsen, Bill Venuti, Bill Blythe, Ted Zsutty and Kuei-Wu Tsai. Their commitment to the students and to applied learning served as an important model for me as I developed my own teaching style.”
“We are so pleased and proud that Professor Anagnos has achieved this prestigious honor,” adds Dean Belle Wei. “She has an outstanding record of teaching, research and service, which epitomizes the Outstanding Professor award. It’s an honor not only to Professor Anagnos, but also to the Davidson College of Engineering and SJSU as a whole.”
As recipient of this award, Anagnos will be the featured speaker at the Honors Convocation, Friday, April 20, which celebrates and recognizes distinguished students for achieving academic excellence. Later this month, President Qayoumi will formally present the faculty awards at the 13th Annual Faculty Service Recognition and Awards Luncheon. Anagnos, along with other faculty awardees, will also participate in the platform ceremony at Spartan Stadium during Commencement exercises in May.