Words of praise from our FSW students

Congratulations to our Family Studies and Social Work faculty members who received commendations from their students for the Center of Teaching Excellence!

Dr. Kate Kuvalanka, Associate Professor
Dr. Lindsey Houlihan, Clinical Faculty
Dr. Karleah Harris, Visiting Assistant Professor
Sharon Custer, Instructor, Coordinator FSW Field Placements/EHS Community Partnerships
Dr. Carolyn Slotten, Lecturer
Dr. Sherrill Sellers, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Professor
Terri Spahr Nelson, Instructor, Director Undergraduate Social Work Program
Dr. Elise Radina, Professor

Here are some of the great things our students are saying!

“She made the information interesting and easy to absorb by encouraging class engagement with activities. She presented really well and was so approachable, making for my best experience at Miami.”

“The BEST and most challenging professor currently in the FSW department and she is an amazing mentor and person in general.”

“She became my mentor, teacher, colleague, and friend. She was always there for me and I really appreciate all that I learned from her. She is a great teacher.”

“She helped and guided me through my senior year’s internship experience and really made my senior year a great and memorable one. I learned a lot. Thank you!”

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