Congratulations are extended to Allan MacNeill, professor, History, Politics and International Relations, recipient of a 2012 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.
Each year, this program recognizes more than 100 educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – who are examples of excellence in the field of education. Recipients are selected by the chief administrators of their educational institution.
MacNeill’s nomination states: “Allan is a professor of economics, and one of his greatest talents is making the subject of economics accessible to a variety of students.
“Allan teaches economics courses in three departments, each with its own lens’ on economics. Whether he is teaching for business, for behavioral and social sciences, for history, for politics, or for international relations, he makes the topic of economics interesting and enjoyable.”
The nomination also cited students’ praise for MacNeill’s “splendid instruction, innovative teaching methods and outstanding mentorship.”
Honorees were announced and recognized Nov. 9 at an awards ceremony sponsored by Emerson at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton. This is the only public recognition event of its kind in the state of Missouri.
Emerson, with its world headquarters located in St. Louis, has sponsored this program since 1989 as part of its commitment to promote quality education throughout the St. Louis area.