Joan Curry receives David E. Cox Teaching Award

Joan Curry

Joan Curry recieved this year's David E. Cox Teaching Award. Curry was born and raised near St. Louis. She graduated in the third class that included women at the US Naval Academy in 1982, served as a Naval Officer for 6 years and then went to graduate school at UC Davis, earning a PhD in Chemistry in 1992. After a postdoctoral appointment at Purdue and the Australian National University she joined the CALS faculty in Soil, Water and Environmental Science. Her primary focus shifted to teaching about 5 years ago and she has blossomed since then. She is a leader in the SWES undergraduate program in curriculum, recruitment and retention. She has had the opportunity to mentor many outstanding TAs, preceptors and students. She connects with students and truly enjoys seeing the light bulb go on. In her time outside UA, she raises her two beautiful children, Maya and David.

(profile courtesy of the CALS website)