Reinhardt College Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. G. David Moore recently was honored with the annual Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award. Moore received the prestigious award for 2006-07 at Reinhardt's 123rd commencement on May 5, 2007.
Vulcan's Southeast Division has sponsored the teaching excellence award since the early 1990s through the Georgia Foundation for Independent Colleges, Inc. The award is presented to a faculty member at each of the GFIC's 25-member institutions, in recognition of outstanding contributions to undergraduate education, student learning, and campus life.
"I was absolutely taken aback, flabbergasted," Moore said. "This is my third year at the College, and it had been a long time since I had taught college. I spent 30 years in business and then retired.
"Late in life, to get recognition like this from peers is terrific, absolutely terrific. I've had peer recognition in my previous careers, but this was totally unexpected."
Moore teaches physics and astronomy courses at Reinhardt and for the second straight year is preparing to take a group of students, as part of one class, on a trip to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va. While there from May 13-19, students will have access to the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope. Named after a United States senator from West Virginia, the telescope is considered one of the world's premier astronomical instruments.
After earning bachelor's and master's degrees in his hometown from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Moore obtained his doctorate at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He now resides in Cumming, Ga.
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