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Oct. 8, 2021

Kjersten Nelson, standing, teaches a variety of political science courses. She joined the NDSU faculty in 2009. Kjersten Nelson remembers what it was like to be a freshman college student. It’s a time when sometimes uncertainty, timidness and self-doubt overrule logic…

Sept. 2, 2021

Inspiring teacher Kelly Sassi is a professor of English and director of the Red River Valley Writing Project. When Kelly Sassi teaches, she sees the experience as a two-way street.

Aug. 26, 2021

Inspiring teacher Laura Thomas relies on hands-on experiences to keep students engaged and prepare them for career success.

Aug. 19, 2021

Inspiring teacher Sherri Nordstrom Stastny oversees NDSU's 800 Cafe and teaches Nutrition for Human Performance for graduate students. Sherri Nordstrom Stastny brings zest to her classroom.

Aug. 12, 2021

NDSU inspiring teacher Kimberly Booth encourages students to continually look for science-based information and seek their own answers.

Aug. 5, 2021

Ben Laabs is a talented instructor who brings a passion for teaching and learning to his many courses, which include the introductory-level Earth History, Environmental Geology, Climate Change and Energy, and Geology of the Red River Valley. He also teaches Structural…

July 29, 2021

Inspiring teacher Beena Ajmera teaches Soil Mechanics and previously taught Slope Stability and Retaining Walls and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering at NDSU. Beena Ajmera sees something special when she looks out over her classes – her students.

June 7, 2021

Kalpana Katti, University Distinguished Professor of civil and environmental engineering, describes her teaching philosophy this way: "A push for excellence is not effective without empathy."

May 6, 2021

Cheryl Wachenheim cares about her students and works hard to make sure they know it. “At NDSU, teaching is truly a student-centered activity,” said Wachenheim, who teaches a variety of courses, including economics, agricultural sales, agricultural finance, agricultural…