MILWAUKEE — Dr. Monica Adya, chair and professor of management at Marquette University, recently received the university’s highest teaching honor, the Teaching Excellence Award.
Adya is known for putting her students in a position to confront and solve problems. She strives to prepare them for today’s working world.
In her Project Management undergraduate course, Adya’s students engage in a semester-long collaboration with engineering students in another country, most recently, Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. They work to develop a product concept, learning to resolve differences and technological challenges along the way.
In another course, Global Technology Experience in India, students visit with leaders from IT service providers in India to learn how they deliver solutions to other countries.
“Influential teachers ignite not merely the minds of learners but also their hearts through experiences, progressive methods and meaningful reflection,” Adya says. “My approach to pedagogy has been shaped by these beliefs and reflects Ignatian philosophies that place great emphasis on the teacher as an enabler of experience, facilitator of reflection and as one who spurs the learner into action.”
Teaching Excellence Awards are the highest honor bestowed upon Marquette University faculty members. Recipients are nominated by their colleagues and students for demonstrating excellence as teacher-scholars.