Dolliver honored with national teaching award
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HAMMOND – Debra Dolliver, associate professor of organic chemistry at Southeastern Louisiana University, has been named the recipient of the Centennial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching presented by Iota Sigma Pi, the National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry.
A member of the Southeastern faculty since 2001, she will receive the award at the organization’s triennial convention next summer where she will deliver an award address.
Dolliver was nominated for the award by several Southeastern students and fellow chemistry professor Linda Munchausen, who cited her efforts to draw undergraduate students into laboratory research as part of her teaching method. Recognized as a highly effective mentor, Dolliver has encouraged her students to co-author papers and presentations and present them at regional and national meetings.
A resident of Covington, she holds a doctorate degree in organic chemistry from the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in chemistry from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, and a bachelor of arts degree in English from UNT.