Jenny Marley, Ph.D., Frederick F. Jenny Professor of Emerging Technology and assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received the 2020 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ international honor society, Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), recognizes one electrical or computer engineering professor each year who has demonstrated, early in their career, special dedication and creativity in their teaching responsibilities.

“There are a lot of aspects of Valpo that helped me earn this national award,” Professor Marley says. “The College of Engineering faculty have encouraged me to try new modes of teaching and push myself to present material in engaging ways. The students want to learn; their enthusiasm makes it possible to play games and conduct activities that are not standard.”

The Frederick F. Jenny Professorship of Emerging Technology was established by his wife, Catherine Jenny, in 1993 to honor the life and work of her late husband. The fund supports a full-time faculty member in the College of Engineering who is committed to an in-depth study of an emerging area of technology and the sharing of the knowledge and skills with students.

Congratulations, Professor Marley!