Dr. Kate Mills Awarded Marjorie Taylor Art of Teaching Award

Expiration Date: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Dr. Kate Mills has been awarded the Marjorie Taylor Art of Teaching Award! Dr. Mills is an assistant professor who runs the Developing Brains in Context Laboratory in the department's developmental area. She previously received the Williams Fund Award for Undergraduate Education to develop demonstrations of developmental psychology experiments to enhance engagement and increase students’ ability to understand human developmental processes. She was also a recipient of the University of Oregon's Excellence in Remote Teaching Award in 2020, demonstrating a remarkable ability to connect with students when all classes went remote last year. Dr. Mills' creative teaching includes filming her own children demonstrating key developmental milestones, something students in her courses find very engaging. She has long been committed to building diversity in higher education, by providing support especially to students of color and students from a wide range of economic backgrounds. The Marjorie Taylor Art of Teaching Award was established in 2016, in honor of University of Oregon's Psychology Professor Emerita Marjorie Taylor upon her retirement. Congratulations on the very well-deserved award, Dr. Mills!