Chico State English Professor wins award for teaching excellence

Jan 31, 2014 12:07 PM

Kim Jaxon, an English professor at Chico State has received the prestigious Teacher of Excellence- College Award, from the California Association of Teachers in English. Jaxon is being presented with the annual award for exemplifying excellent teaching practices.

Jaxon teaches upper-level courses in composition theory as well as first-year writing and English education classes. She is known for a using a variety of technologies and digital platforms in her classroom.

In a press release, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Dean Robert Knight said “The University and college are fortunate to have a pedagogical pioneer like Dr. Jaxon as a faculty member, her forward thinking benefits students and has brought fresh perspectives to the table.”

“Kim is a well-deserving recipient because she has been not only a phenomenal teacher of writing and English education on campus, but also an invaluable contributor to the writing projects and teacher-preparation efforts across the North State,” said Department of English Chair Aiping Zhang.

Jaxon, who holds a a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from CSU, Chico and a doctorate degree in education from UC Berkeley, will be presented with the award at the organization’s annual convention in San Diego on February 15th.


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