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Furman alum wins teaching award

Dr. Elizabeth Baker

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Elizabeth Baker, a 1982 Furman graduate who teaches in the education department at the University of Missouri, has been awarded the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.

The fellowship, which includes a $10,000 stipend, is awarded to five outstanding teachers at the University of Missouri each year.

Baker, who joined the MU faculty in 1996, is a professor of literacy studies in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum in the College of Education. She received the Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award for Graduate Teaching from MU in 2010; national and international awards for excellence in teaching, learning and technology in 2011; and the highest award given by the University of Missouri System, the President’s Award for Innovative Teaching, in 2012.

Baker received her bachelor’s degree from Furman in elementary education, and earned a master’s degree and doctorate from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in reading education and literacy studies.

For more information, visit the University of Missouri website, or contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

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