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Sport and Exercise Psychology’s Cormier Wins UK Outstanding Teaching Award

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Dr. Marc Cormier

Dr. Marc Cormier is a 2021 recipient of the University of Kentucky’s Outstanding Teaching Awards.

Cormier is a faculty member in the UK College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. There, he prepares master’s and doctoral level scholars in the Sport and Exercise Psychology program for careers in academia and as practicing sport and exercise psychology professionals. He also works with UK Athletics, where he developed a counseling and performance psychology program serving all 22 varsity teams.

Each year, the Outstanding Teaching Awards recognize individuals who demonstrate special dedication to student achievement and who are advancing meritorious success in their teaching. These awards emphasize the university’s commitment to the importance of teaching as its vital core mission in the Commonwealth.

Selected via nomination, candidates were reviewed by a selection committee empaneled by the Office for Faculty Advancement and the Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching.
Winners received award certificates, pewter bowls and cash awards of $4,000 for regular and special title series faculty and $1,500 for teaching assistants.

Regular and Special Title Series winners are:

  • Jeff Cain, associate professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, College of Pharmacy
  • Marc Cormier, assistant professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, College of Education
  • Sara Police, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, College of Medicine

Lecturers and Clinical Title Series winners are:

  • Darshak Patel, senior lecturer, Department of Economics, Gatton College of Business and Economics
  • Olivia Davis, lecturer, Department of Accountancy, Gatton College of Business and Economics
  • Raven Piercy, lecturer, Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine

Graduate TAs and Instructors winners are:

  • Katie McClain, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ren Guerriero, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Cassandra Jane (CJ) Werking, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Due to COVID-19 precautions, Outstanding Teaching Awards recipients will be honored during a formal ceremony in the Fall 2021 semester.