On behalf of the Academic Senate's Excellence in Teaching Award Committee and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, we would like to wish Matthew O'Dell a very well deserved congratulations for being selected as the 2014-2015 Student Choice Award winner. An award selected from student-only nominations and from a student only selection committee, the Student Choice Award is given to one faculty member for their excellence in overall instructional effectiveness as seen by students.
"Mr. O'Dell is an example of what every teacher should be. He challenges students, cares about them and is willing to use his office hours to make sure you understand the content. Mr. O'Dell deserves this award for his contribution to furthering education and as a student, I would be honored to have Mr. O'Dell receive it as a 'thank you' for all he has done. Mr. O'Dell's passion for teaching is also very inspiring."
These quotes from his nomination letter show the level of effectiveness, organization, enthusiasm, and student centeredness we were looking for in the recipient of this award.
The Excellence in Teaching Award Committee commends Prof. O'Dell on his outstanding teaching performance at Central Michigan University and wishes him continued success with his teaching efforts.