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Susan Hildebrandt

Professor of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Susan Hildebrandt is the recipient of the 2018-19 Dr. John Chizmar & Dr. Anthony Ostrosky University-wide Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award. The award recognizes her excellence in research in the area of teaching and learning as well as her regular mentorship of her ISU colleagues in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). She will be will be honored at the Founders Day Convocation on February 21.

Hildebrandt received a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. During her time at Illinois State, she has developed three distinctive lines of research: teaching languages to students with disabilities, use of service learning as a pedagogy, and pre-teacher knowledge and skill assessment at its intersection with educational policy. Hildebrandt’s scholarship on teaching and learning includes the publication of books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, blogs, and numerous local, regional, and international presentations. She regularly receives internal and external grant funding for her SoTL work.

She served as a member of the SoTL Resource Group, a reviewer for and contributor to Gauisus, and a grant reviewer for the Office of the Cross Endowed Chair in SoTL. Additionally, she served as a mentor to a graduate student in the certificate of specialized instruction in SoTL program.