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Political science Professor Lybecker honored as Teacher of the Year by Associated Students of Idaho State University

April 28, 2010
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Donna Lybecker, Idaho State University associate professor of political science, has been awarded the Associated Students of ISU Teacher of the Year Award.

Lybecker was recognized at a banquet on April 26.

Donna Lybecker“Dr. Lybecker has a genuine, vested interest in the success and future of each student,” said ASISU President-Elect Casidy Jahnke. “This genuine interest is reflected in her efforts both within and outside the classroom.”

“While encouraging critical thinking skills in the classroom,” continued Jahnke,  “she is working hard to host the Frank Church Symposium and writing grants to renovate and streamline ISU’s recycling program. She leaves a profound impact upon everyone she comes in contact with. Not only is she an excellent professor in the classroom, but a role model to every student.”

Lybecker is finishing her third year at Idaho State University. She has a doctorate from Colorado State University and was an assistant professor at Penn-State Altoona for three years before arriving at ISU in the fall of 2007. Her teaching and research specialties are in environmental politics, international relations and Latin America.



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