U of I Sociology Professor Dilshani Sarathchandra Earns Teaching Award
July 10, 2020
Dilshani Sarathchandra, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Idaho, was recognized for her innovative and creative approaches to teaching and her commitment to mentoring students. Sarathchandra received the Early Career Award for Innovation in Teaching Sociology from the Pacific Sociological Association. The award honors and encourages the work of junior faculty who typically have fewer than seven years of teaching experience.
“I'm grateful to my students and colleagues who wrote letters in support, including my colleague Dr. Kristin Haltinner, who nominated me for this award,” Sarathchandra said. “As teachers/scholars, we remain committed to the highest quality of education for our students here at the University of Idaho, and I'm privileged I get to do the work I love within the U of I community.”
Sarathchandra is the coordinator of the university’s Distinguished Scholarships Program. Her research focuses on decision-making processes in science, public attitudes toward science and technology and social dimensions of health.
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