Biology Professor Honored with Lindback Teaching Award

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Anna Hull, an associate professor in the Department of Biology, has been awarded the 2017-2018 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition of mastery of her subject, commitment to her students, and outstanding teaching record.

The award was presented by President Brenda A. Allen and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Ramsey during the President’s Address to the University and Student Government Induction Convocation on September 14 at the International Cultural Center on campus.

The Lindback Award was founded in 1961 by Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback to highlight motivational teachers within the greater Philadelphia and South Jersey areas. It has grown to include 52 participating schools.

Hull, who has been teaching at Lincoln for nearly 13 years, said she is “deeply honored to be a Lindback award recipient.”

“I am grateful to Dr. [David] Royer for nominating me and Dianee Love, a former student, and to Dr. [Karen] Baskerville for supporting my nomination. I could not have found a more fulfilling occupation or place of work; every day, I step into classrooms full of students that are ready to engage with the transforming process of learning and knowledge generation,” Hull said.

She also expressed her appreciation to the faculty committee for recommending her for the award and said she is fortunate to share her “passion for science and learning” with her students on a daily basis.

Hull teaches genetics, botany, environmental science, climate studies, and several other classes in biology. Her research focus is currently on plant-people interaction and the role of gardening in building community and food sovereignty in minority populations.

Hull is active on several campus projects including serving as the faculty advisor to the Sustainability Club. She also co-chairs the Middle States Self-Study and serves on the faculty standing committees on Assessment and Evaluation, General Education, and Writing. She leads a campus garden and serves as the principal investigator on a grant that funds scholarships for STEM students in addition to collaborative grants that fund summer internship positions for Lincoln University students at local research centers.

“I find Lincoln students to be tremendously giving, curious and ready to step up to the challenge of going beyond their comfort zones to succeed at Lincoln and beyond,” said Hull.

The last winner at Lincoln University was Abbes Maazaoui in 2013. The award was first given at Lincoln in 1961 to Harold F. Grim and Henry G. Cornwell. For the full list of past Lincoln University winners, visit the archive.

Article by and photos by BreJona Whitlock, a mass communications student intern with the Office of Communications & Public Relations.