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Professor recognized for teaching excellence
Radford University Department of Criminal Justice Chair & Professor Steve Owen was recognized as the recipient of the 2015 College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award. According to the nomination form, “the award recognizes excellence in teaching, the recipient is chosen by a committee of faculty members representing each department/school in the college, and the distinguished faculty member is honored by the college dean at a meeting of all college/school faculty members”.
The award was presented to Dr. Owen by Dr. Katherine Hawkins, Dean of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Margaret Hrezo, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, at the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences opening meeting on August 27, 2015. Dr. Hrezo, the previous award recipient, offered kind words on behalf of Dr. Owen as part of the ceremony.
Dr. Owen joined the faculty of Radford University in 2000 and has served as the department chair since 2013. His teaching interests include interpersonal violence, criminal justice pedagogy, and institutional corrections. Dr. Owen’s recognition as the award recipient acknowledges dedication to Radford University, the teaching profession, and, most importantly, his students.