Cheryl Wachenheim, professor of agribusiness and applied economics, received the 2018 Regional Teaching Award during the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities annual conference in New Orleans.
"I am honored to receive this award on behalf of NDSU," Wachenheim said. "The university provides the tools by which I can remain current in subject matter expertise and learn about and adopt effective pedagogical techniques. This support allows me to focus on the students."
Wachenheim joined the NDSU faculty in 1998. She regularly teaches courses in economics and agricultural sales and finance. She also conducts research on how knowledge and skills are exchanged in an educational context.
"I have the opportunity to work with the best and the brightest students who are motivated to learn and carry their knowledge and skills into the fields and firms," she said.
"Dr. Wachenheim brings great passion to the classroom every day," said David Buchanan, associate dean for academic programs in NDSU's College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources. "She adds so much to the student experience because of her vast array of life experiences."
Wachenheim also has been a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard since 1998. She is the Equal Opportunity Program manager for the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division. She continued to engage with her students through online instruction during multiple deployments to Southeast Asia.
She earned her bachelor's degree in animal science at the University of Minnesota, and her master's degree and doctorate in agricultural economics and an MBA from Michigan State University.
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