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Jennifer Friberg

Jennifer Friberg, associate professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is the recipient of the Dr. John Chizmar and Dr. Anthony Ostrosky Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Award. She will be honored at the Founders Day Convocation on February 18.

Friberg teaches in the area of speech-language pathology, and has published SoTL research based on her experiences with students on topics such as student engagement, diagnostic decision making, and the impact of cross-curricular integration. Her research has been presented at international SoTL conferences such as ISSOTL and EuroSoTL, and published in journals such as Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education and Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

She has served as a SoTL Scholar-Mentor at Illinois State for three years, working closely with the Cross Endowed Chair in SoTL to mentor faculty and students in conducting teaching and learning research, deliver numerous SoTL-focused workshops, develop and edit The SoTL Advocate blog, and present original SoTL work locally, nationally, and internationally.

Friberg has served as the chair of the SoTL Committee for the Council of Academic Programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and was the four-year national chair of Issues in Higher Education, a special interest group focused on SoTL within the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is a current member of the Advocacy and Outreach committee for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

The award recognizes the scholarship of teaching and learning, defined as evidence-informed research on the teaching and learning of Illinois State students that is made public.