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Amanda Hummon

Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2021

Amanda Hummon, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, which annually recognizes up to 10 faculty members for their teaching excellence. Awardees are nominated by students, faculty and alumni and are chosen by a committee of students, previous recipients and alumni.

“Professor Hummon was nothing short of passionate for teaching,” wrote an undergraduate student who nominated Hummon. “Her enthusiasm was always present in her lectures. She always brought a smile to class and was extremely helpful and patient with her students. She even made sure to remember students’ names in a big lecture hall. This is just a small example of her dedication. I know I could always reach out to her for any concern.”

Hummon moved her research program to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio State in 2018. Her research interests lie at the intersection of analytical chemistry and chemical biology, with a focus on cancer biology, and she was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2019. In 2020, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award and will spend a semester as a visiting professor at the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Hummon and other recipients will receive a $5,000 honorarium, as well as an increase of $1,200 to their base salary. Awardees are also inducted into Ohio State’s Academy of Teaching.