The Faculty Achievement Award
Dr. Daryl Beetner, chair of electrical and computer engineering department at Missouri S&T, saw Dr. Rohit Dua’s hard work and nominated him for Missouri S&T Faculty Achievement Award.
Dua is an associate teaching professor at Missouri S&T. He is also an adjunct faculty at MSU. He teaches electrical engineering at both.
The Faculty Achievement Award goes to six non-tenure track faculty. These faculty show excellence in teaching, research and service.
Dua’s work with GOCAPS and his work at MSU was notable, and he received one of the six $1,000 awards.
A panel reviews the nominations and reach a decision. The panel includes previous award winners, a vice provost and dean from each college, a curators’ professor and a curators’ teaching professor.
Dr. Doug Carroll, program director of cooperative engineering, describes Dua as a versatile, capable and dedicated teacher.
Carroll said some of Dua’s strengths are his willingness to teach many courses, take on new challenges and go the extra mile to ensure new labs are prepared for students.
Beetner echoes these thoughts.
“I regularly find myself in the highly unusual situation of trying to convince Dr. Dua that he is teaching too many courses,” Beetner said.
Dua has taught 19 different courses since joining MSU in 2010.
Above all, both Carroll and Beetner say that Dua is one of the most hard-working faculty they have had. Dua regularly takes on more than necessary to ensure student success. This includes recording lectures, have independent study times outside of class, and teaching more classes so they are available to his students.
Dua’s project-based teaching style helped him win the Missouri S&T Experiential Learning Award in 2015, Beetner said.
Dua feels honored to receive this award.
What Dua is most proud of is his work with K-12 programs, like GOCAPS, and being able to teach with a project-based learning style.