McKay Faculty Receive Nancy Peery Marriott Award
The annual Nancy Peery Marriott Award honors influential McKay School faculty
Three of the McKay School’s faculty members were recognized during University Conference week by receiving a Nancy Peery Marriott Award. Each recipient has demonstrated the various dimensions of BYU educators, including pedagogy, scholarship, and research.
Rick West of the Instructional Psychology and Technology Department received this year’s Outstanding Scholarship award for his innovative research in the field of instructional design. West’s research on group innovation has already been recognized by several academic awards. “The Peery Award was very unexpected!” says West. “It means a great deal to me because it represents a vote of confidence from my own peers in the School of Education.” As a passionate researcher and teacher, West hopes that his research will help cultivate creativity and innovation within the community.
Educational Leadership and Foundations (EDLF) professor Pam Hallam received this year’s award for Outstanding Teaching. Hallam has taught in the McKay school for over six years, having held a variety of school administrative positions in the past. She has served as principal of Orem Junior High School, as well as curriculum and instruction director in the Alpine School District. “I love teaching in the McKay School,” says Hallam. “I have the grand opportunity to teach and be blessed by the lives of such talented students. In every classroom I consider myself the ‘lead learner’ because I usually end up learning the most!”
Scott Ferrin of the EDLF department was the recipient of the Outstanding Mentor award. Ferrin has lectured around the world and had works published widely in scholarly journals and books. In addition to being a professor in EDLF, he works as an adjunct professor in the J. Ruben Clark Law School.
Past recipients of the Nancy Peery Marriott Award include Beth Borup, Lane Fischer, and Christopher Dromey.
September 13, 2012