Bradley Earns President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence

Monday, October 29, 2012

A. Allen Bradley, Jr., professor of cvil and environmental engineering, is one of four University of Iowa faculty members who have won the 2012 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of their years of outstanding teaching.

The award, which is administered by the UI Council on Teaching, was created in 2004 as a university-wide recognition for faculty members who have demonstrated a sustained, high level of teaching excellence.

Bradley has taught at all levels of the curriculum, including the large introductory course Engineering for Problem Solving I, for which he teaches two large sections of about 125 students each and also serves as course director. He is famous for memorizing all 250 or so students’ names within the first few days of class, a feat that makes an immediate impression on students and helps them start off their collegiate careers with a sense of belonging. Another of his important contributions to student success is as faculty advisor for the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and he takes an active role in that group’s many activities. Bradley won the Collegiate Teaching Award in 2011, and was selected by graduating seniors as the civil and environmental engineering faculty member who had the most impact on their education.