For the second time in three years, a member of Eastern Illinois University's faculty has been recognized as the state's top professor by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Jeffrey Boshart of the Department of Art is the 2013 Illinois Professor of the Year; David Raybin of the Department of English was the 2011 winner of the same award, which is part of the U.S. Professors of the Year program designed to salute the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country.
Boshart, an accomplished sculptor and a fixture in Eastern's art department since 1988, was selected from more than 350 top professors in the United States and was honored at a recent awards luncheon at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
No stranger to recognition for his work, Boshart also received the inaugural Master Educator Award from the international professional association, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, in 2007. While at Eastern, he has received multiple achievement and contribution awards for his service commitment to students, his department, the university, community, state and nation. Since 1980, he has received more than 35 grants in support of the classroom/studio activities, outreach programs and directed research assistantships.
Make sure you check out our media relations website for a full release and detailed account of Boshart and his recent accomplishment! You can also visit this previous EIU360 account of his extensive efforts to get students involved.