Marquette University News Release

Marquette University psychology professor receives teaching award

June 4, 2013

Dr. Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology at Marquette University, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.

Franzoi was nominated by his colleagues and former students who highlighted his dedication to engaging and motivating thousands of students through his passion for the material he teaches and his sincere concern for their well-being. “Dr. Franzoi took time out of his already busy life to accommodate my needs and meet with me one-on-one,” said a former student. “His comment to me was simple and caring: ‘I am here to do whatever I can to help you learn.’”

Franzoi’s published works, including his introductory textbooks in psychology and social psychology, have been used by more than 250,000 students in the United States and abroad. Franzoi is also active in the Department of Psychology’s graduate program, where he advises students and serves as a mentor and role model for incoming faculty members. He received his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and his doctorate from the University of California at Davis.

“I consider it a great honor and privilege to be one member of a university of professors who value the pursuit of knowledge in its many forms, and who similarly value the sharing of that knowledge with their students,” Franzoi said.

Teaching Excellence Awards are the highest teaching honor bestowed upon Marquette University faculty members. Recipients are nominated by their colleagues and students for demonstrating excellence as teacher-scholars.

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