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Craig E. Nelson to keynote the 2008 ROMEA Faculty Development Conference

By September 3, 2008General

Dr. Craig E. Nelson, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Indiana University (IU) and a Carnegie Scholar, will be the keynote speaker for the 2008 ROMEA Faculty Development Conference.

The conference is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 6 in Ewing Hall on the campus of Delta State University.  Conference registration will close on Monday, Sept. 8.  To register or for more information, please visit the ROMEA website at

The conference is committed to promoting excellence in teaching and increasing communication and collegiality amongst faculty across Mississippi.
Nelson’s presentation, “Achievement, Equity and Retention: Three Pedagogical Changes that Can Make a Real Difference in ANY College Classroom”will be delivered during the afternoon session of the conference from 1-3 p.m.
A distinguished professor, Nelson was founding Director of Environmental Programs in IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and was instrumental in the development of IU’s award-winning Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) program. 
Nelson has received numerous awards for distinguished teaching from IU, including the President’s Medal for Excellence, "the highest honor bestowed by Indiana University," as well as nationally competitive awards from Vanderbilt and Northwestern.
He has been a Carnegie Scholar since 2000, and was named the Outstanding Research and Doctoral University Professor of the Year 2000 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).  In 2005, he was the founding President of the new International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

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