EWC Instructor Receives Master Distance Educator Award

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

TORRINGTON, WY –
Coventry Dougherty-Woodin, Eastern Wyoming College science instructor, has been named a recipient of the Master Distance Educator award for 2011 by the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium (WyDEC). One recipient is named at each community college and the University of Wyoming each year.
Dougherty-Woodin was nominated for her dedication to distance education at Eastern Wyoming College. She has delivered General Biology online since she was first hired and serves as a mentor to other distance educators on the Douglas campus. Coventry also served on a task force that designed what is now the Wyoming Distance Learning Center.
“I’m amazed at the passion she holds for teaching a rigorous course and at the genuine concern she holds for each her students,” says Aaron Bahmer, Instructional Technologist, who works closely with all instructors who teach distance classes for Eastern Wyoming College.
“We appreciate Coventry’s enthusiasm in teaching laboratory sciences for us via distance. These types of classes represent unique challenges, and Coventry meets those challenges and encourages all of her students every step along the way. She is very deserving of this award,” shared EWC Vice President for Learning Dee Ludwig.
Dougherty-Woodin attended California State University, Long Beach where she received her B.S. in Biology with a Zoology option in 2005, and her M.S. degree in Biology with an emphasis in Freshwater Systems in 2008. During her graduate education she focused on the quality of streams and rivers using aquatic insects as indicators of stream and river health. In 2008, she joined the faculty of Eastern Wyoming College as the Science Instructor for the Douglas Branch Campus. She teaches courses in Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Geology and Human Empowerment.
Dougherty-Woodin received her award at the WyDEC conference recently held in Riverton at Central Wyoming College.

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