UWM at Washington County Professor Honored at Fall Awards

By Kathy Quirk
UWM Report
October 13, 2021

More than two dozen UWM faculty and staff members were recognized for their outstanding service to UWM during the annual Fall Awards presentation on Oct. 13. The ceremony was held in the UWM Student Union Ballroom and was livestreamed. The event can be viewed online.

UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Awards

Tricia Wessel,  associate professor of psychology and education, UWM at Washington County

Tricia Wessel carefully designs rigorous coursework, including metacognitive activities and scaffolded assignments to foster student learning and success. She regularly teaches students content as well as life skills to help them learn how to succeed in college and find their academic path. In addition, she has developed a role-playing video game to allow students to interact with class content, enhancing student engagement and application.

“Dr. Wessel has a strong record of excellence in the classroom and goes above and beyond her duties to make sure students are successful not only in her courses, but at the University and beyond. She teaches both psychology and education courses and emphasizes critical thinking and application to real world challenges in all her classes,” wrote four of her colleagues in a nomination letter.

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