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Dr. Heather Adams is Honored as the Harriett Kirk Crago Faculty of the Year Recipient

Dr. Heather Adams is Honored as the Harriett Kirk Crago Faculty of the Year Recipient

April 23, 2019 Robert Lane

Dr. Heather Adams, Associate Professor, Public Service Education, and co-advisor to the Human Services Club, was presented with the 2019 Harriett Kirk Crago Faculty of the Year Award. This prestigious recognition is bestowed upon an instructor, nominated by students, who has exhibited expertise in the classroom and warmth and enthusiasm that has significantly enhanced the quality of life at IRSC.

Dr. Heather Adams receives the 2019 Harriett Kirk Crago Faculty of the Year Award.

Heather joined the IRSC faculty in August of 2011 as an Adjunct Instructor. One year later, she joined the Public Service Education faculty full-time as an Assistant Professor in the Human Services Department. In 2016 she was promoted to Associate Professor, the position she holds today teaching both Associate and Baccalaureate students.

Heather’s students and colleagues know her to be a caring, reliable, dedicated, and student-centered instructor who strives to set a friendly, professional example for her students. Course evaluations often refer to Heather as an amazing, informative, and engaging teacher. To further the goal student success Heather serves as the Co-Chair of the Program Learning Outcome Subcommittee, Co-Chair of the Online Teaching and Learning Professional Learning Community, and a Co-Advisor of the Human Services Club. She also is a member of the IRSC AFC Chapter Board. Additionally Heather has been a Take Stock in Children Mentor since 2014.

Heather’s students readily share praise for her dedication and commitment to student success. One student states, “Dr. Adams is a very caring and dedicated professor. She is always available to meet with students and genuinely wants students to succeed.” Another shares their thoughts on Heather’s impact on their studies saying, “Dr. Adams is very knowledgeable about her subject matter and inspires me to be my best every day.” Continuing they add, “She makes class enjoyable to go to and is open to conversation and dialogue regardless of opinion.” Another student enthusiastically declares, “Dr. Adams is an AMAZING Professor. She gives wonderful examples on how to deal with real life scenarios.”

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