University Graduate Honored for Excellence in Teaching

hrach_susan_smallThe University System of Georgia Board of Regents recently honored University of Alabama alumna Dr. Susan Hrach with the 2013 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award. Hrach earned an M.A. in English from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington in Seattle. She currently teaches in Columbus State University’s English department and directs its Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

“It’s been a delight to follow her career and life, and the recognition she has received from the Regents of the University System in Georgia doesn’t surprise at all,” said Sharon O’Dair, professor of English at The University of Alabama, who directed Hrach’s master’s thesis. “Her colleagues and her students at Columbus State University are lucky to have her among them.”

The USG Board of Regents selected Hrach out of a pool of applicants that included faculty from the 35 state colleges and universities in the state.