Inspiring Teacher: Kjersten Nelson, associate professor of political science
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…
Inspiring Teacher: Kelly Sassi, professor of English
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.
Inspiring Teacher: Laura Thomas, associate professor of psychology
Inspiring teacher Laura Thomas relies on hands-on experiences to keep students engaged and prepare them for career success.
Laura Thomas draws energy from students in the classroom. Their insightful…
Inspiring Teacher: Sherri Nordstrom Stastny, professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences
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.
Inspiring Teacher: Kimberly Booth, assistant professor of practice in biological sciences
NDSU inspiring teacher Kimberly Booth encourages students to continually look for science-based information and seek their own answers.
Kimberly Booth is an outstanding instructor who is an…
Inspiring Teacher: Ben Laabs, assistant professor of geosciences
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…
Inspiring Teacher: Beena Ajmera, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering
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…
Inspiring Teacher: Kalpana Katti, University Distinguished Professor of civil and environmental engineering
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."
Inspiring Teacher: Cheryl Wachenheim, professor of agribusiness and applied economics
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,…
Inspiring Teacher: Indranil SenGupta, associate professor of mathematics
In 2020, Indranil SenGupta was awarded the Odney Excellence in Teaching Award, which honors outstanding instruction at NDSU.
Indranil SenGupta considers himself a mathematics tour guide. His goal is…