Columbus State University physicist Kimberly Shaw was named Georgia’s Professor of the Year this week. That’s the most prestigious award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education honoring undergraduate teaching.
The award for Shaw is a first-time honor for a CSU faculty member and was presented in Washington, D.C. during the organization’s 35th year of the awards program.
During the past eight years, Shaw has taught introductory-level physics, honors enrichment, interdisciplinary physical science and research-methods courses at Columbus State, in addition to being co-director of UTeach Columbus, an innovative mathematics, science and education teaching program. She also received a Complete College Georgia STEM Innovation fund grant this year.
“I design class time so that students can be ‘active’ in their learning and have those ‘light-bulb moments,’ ” Shaw said. “I’m privileged to work with CSU faculty and the UTeach Columbus team as we work together to bring research-based teaching techniques to the future math and science teachers of this area.”