Dr. Rebecca Abler, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc was recently selected as the 2014 recipient of the Professor Chan Two-Year College Award for the Engaged Teaching of Biology by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT).
The award is given to a two-year college faculty member who has successfully developed and demonstrated an innovative, hands-on approach in the teaching of biology and has carried their commitment to the community.
“Professor Abler, through her work on campus and across the county, exemplifies the goals of the Professor Chan Award,” says Charles Clark, UW-Manitowoc Campus Dean/CEO. “Whether it is via innovative lab curriculum or mentoring students doing applied field research, she not only educates her students in biology, but trains them to be biologists. The result is that some of the most successful biology students on four-year campuses come from UW-Manitowoc.”
Professor Abler will be honored at the NABT Professional Development Conference later this year and will also receive funding to support lab equipment to further enhance her teaching at UW-Manitowoc.
Abler has been teaching at UW-Manitowoc since 2005 and has also been recognized with a Regents Diversity Award, an Arthur M. Kaplan Award, and multiple grants.