Walter-Shea recognized for excellence in teaching

Betty Walter-Shea
Betty Walter-Shea

Betty Walter-Shea, environmental biophysicist with the School of Natural Resources, was selected as a recipient of the College Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes consistent excellence in teaching.

The award was created in 1976, when the Nebraska Legislature authorized the presentation of $1,000 stipends to selected faculty members to recognize outstanding teaching. As many as 15 of the awards are presented each year based on recommendations from the colleges.

“The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources was impressed with your contributions and excellence in teaching,” wrote Donde Plowman, executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in the award announcement. “I extend my congratulations and appreciation for your dedication to student learning and teaching pedagogy.”

Walter-Shea’s achievements will be recognized Tuesday, April 18 at the The Laurels, the annual awards reception for faculty.

Walter-Shea has been a member of the Nebraska faculty since 1989. Her research has focused on the study of light interactions with vegetative canopies and how it relates to a plant functioning. She teaches courses on microclimates, on remote sensing field techniques, and on solar radiation.

She is affiliated with the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies at SNR and the Agronomy and Horticulture Department.

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