KU News Release
Nov. 14, 2011
Contact: Jim Marchiony, Kansas Athletics, 785-864-3359
ING honors KU professor for excellence in teaching
LAWRENCE — Financial services leader ING honored University of Kansas Professor Bruce Frey with the ING Professor of Excellence Award for his outstanding performance in the classroom and commitment to the profession. The award was presented Saturday, Nov. 12, at Memorial Stadium during the Kansas vs. Baylor football game.
The ING Professor of Excellence Award is presented to a member of the university faculty or staff for his or her achievements or dedication to excellence at the university and in the community. The recognition includes a $1,000 grant.
Frey, who received his doctorate from KU in 1994, is an associate professor for Psychology & Research in Education. He is a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Teaching Excellence at KU and won the School of Education’s Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching in 2007. Frey teaches graduate-level courses in statistics and research methodology, and is the author of the recently published and well-reviewed statistics book “Statistics Hacks,” meant for a general audience.
“Students often describe his sense of humor and ability to make difficult material understandable,” said department colleague and professor Thomas Krieshok. “He is able to teach in a way that the most advanced and least advanced student in the class learn at a level that stretches each particular student. This is one of his strengths and a characteristic of an expert teacher.”
“Professors are a key component to creating interesting, dynamic and nurturing educational experiences for college students,” said John O’Brien, managing director, ING. “ING is committed to education and honoring educators like Professor Frey who are dedicated to their profession and preparing students to compete in the global society.”
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