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UNM-Gallup assistant professor wins Online Teacher of the Year

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Dr. Shirley Heying, assistant professor within the Division of Arts and Sciences at UNM-Gallup, will be honored May 3 as the Online Teacher of the Year by the University of New Mexico Center for Teaching Excellence. The ceremony will take place on the UNM main campus.

In the award letter sent to Heying, Aeron Haynie, Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence noted, “Students and colleagues provided strong evidence that you have made a significant positive impact on student learning.  Your commitment to the enhancement of teaching and learning has led to direct student benefit.  The pool of applicants was very strong this year. You were clearly an outstanding applicant within that pool.”

Members of the UNM Faculty Senate Teaching Enhancement Committee and several previous award winners served on the selection committee.

For more specific information on Heying including her educational background, personal interests and areas of academic expertise, please refer to her personal faculty webpage:


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