Joseph Ingles, assistant professor of business administration, says he was “completely blown away” that the student body chose him as the 2015 Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
“To be honored in such a way validates me and shows that I am doing the right thing,” Ingles said. “I only hope I can live up to the students’ high expectations.”
Ingles’ more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry brings a “real-life perspective to the classroom,” said Gregg Cox, vice president for academic affairs. “Students would much rather hear about something that actually happened rather than a hypothetical example contrived to make a point, so this makes his classes very popular.”
Ingles claims he doesn’t do much more than any other professor: “Each and every one of us gives it all we have.”