Board of Governors Lecture

The Board of Governors Award for Excellence in  Teaching, coordinated by the Office of the Provost, is the most prestigious award given to faculty. The award was established in 1993 to underscore the importance of teaching and to encourage, identify, recognize, reward, and support good teaching within the university.  Each spring a recipient is selected to represent NC State and in the fall of the same year, the recipient presents a lecture that defines his or her teaching philosophy.  More information on the Board of Governors Award can be found here.


Dr. George Hess, Professor, Forestry and Environmental Resources, will deliver the 2014 Board of Governors Lecture on Thursday, October 30th, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Assembly Room at D. H. Hill Library. All are invited and encouraged to attend. Please register at


Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching Lecturers

Dr. Rupert Nacoste,
Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, Psychology
“Beating a Way for the Rising Sun”

Dr. Stephen Reynolds, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, Physics
“Teaching Hard Stuff”






Dr. Sarah Ash
, Professor, Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
“Notes from the front of the class: What I continue to learn about teaching”

headshot of Sarah Ash