32 Years after Graduating from Tri-C
, Dr. Salem's
Teaching at Tri-C
is Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation Dr. Dorothy Salem, professor at Cuyahoga Community College, has been named the Ohio Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
We all have a wonderful opportunity to influence the direction of people's lives so that our students can become what their potential will allow," said Salem
Making Salem's honor unique is that she's
Professor of the Year award for teaching at the same school where she
first attended college.Salem is a 1969 graduate of Cuyahoga Community College with an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assisting. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in History in 1971 and Master of Arts in History in 1973 at Cleveland State University. alem then received her Ph.D in History from Kent State University in 1985.Salem began teaching part-time at Tri-C in 1973 and is currently the College's Coordinator of Geography, History, Political Science, Urban Studies and Women's Studies.Her
area of specialization is African American history. She
has written numerous articles for professional journals, periodicals and anthologies and authored three books: The Journey: A History of the African American Experience, African American Women: A Biographical Dictionary and To Better Our World: Black Women in Organized Reform, 1890- 1920."In choosing Dr. Dorothy Salem as Ohio Professor of the Year for 2002, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
has selected an educator whose knowledge of her
field is unquestioned and whose commitment to her
students is legendary. On behalf of the citizens of Ohio, I extend congratulations to Dr. Salem and thank her for providing such a clear example of teaching excellence since joining Cuyahoga Community College in 1973," said Ohio Governor Bob Taft.
..."The faculty, students and staff of Cuyahoga Community College have known for years that Dr. Salem is an outstanding educator.