Lisa King Honored with Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Madison, Wis. (May 9, 2017) – Professor Lisa King has been honored with the 2017 Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award at Edgewood College. Lisa King

“I have always believed that what makes a teacher an excellent teacher is most often not their emphasis on teaching, but their emphasis on learning,” Dr. Dean Pribbenow, Vice President for Academic Affairs said. “The best teachers pay attention to and are continuously striving to understand their students, how they learn, and what they are learning, and they bring a passion to their work. Dr. Lisa King is a model of that kind of teaching.”  

King is Associate Professor of Philosophy, and currently serves as Chair of the Philosophy Department. She earned her undergraduate degree at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass., and her Masters and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois. 

The James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award honors a faculty member, chosen by a committee of faculty, students, and alumni of Edgewood College, who exemplifies the highest standards of teaching excellence. The awards are given in honor of James R. Underkofler, a long-time senior executive with Alliant Energy, who retired in 1990. The awards pay tribute to Underkofler’s enduring interest in encouraging and promoting undergraduate teaching excellence.