Instructor for CEDEV recognized for outstanding teaching

Posted: April 4, 2011

Jason Weigle has been recognized by The Pennsylvania State University for his outstanding teaching as a graduate assistant while earning his PhD in Rural Sociology and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment in December 2010.  Dr. Weigle received a 2011 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award, which is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President, Dean of the Graduate School, and the Office of the Vice President, Dean for Undergraduate Education, to recognize excellence in teaching by graduate students.

According to the Penn State Live news release on March 22, 2011, Jason was “Called "inspiring and motivating in the classroom" by one nominator”.   Weigle noted that his methodology to education and his teaching is based on “…"finding creative ways to think about our assumptions and to apply thinking to the problems we face."”  Jason instructs undergraduate and graduate students in several courses, including CEDEV 452 Rural Organization and CEDEV 509 Population, Land Use and Municipal Finance. 

For more information about Jason’s award, please visit Penn State Live story