Dr. Manuel Rossetti elected a Fellow of the Teaching Academy

The Teaching Academy of the University of Arkansas recently announced Dr. Manuel Rossetti was elected as a Fellow of the Teaching Academy. This is an honor signifying his outstanding performance as a teacher at the University of Arkansas.

 The review committee was deeply impressed by Rossetti’s credentials and the accolades he has received from his department and college as well as from his students

Rossetti, serves as associate department head in industrial engineering, received the Charles and Nadine Baum Faculty Teaching Award in 2013. He joined the University of Arkansas faculty in August 1999, after completing his doctorate in industrial and systems engineering at The Ohio State University. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses, and is an internationally known researcher in the field of industrial engineering.

Rossetti's peers and colleagues recognize him for his achievements in teaching courses in computer simulation, inventory control, probability and statistics, database design, and transportation and logistics. He has been named outstanding teacher by the industrial engineering department three times, was voted best teacher by undergraduate students twice, received the John L. Imhoff College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award in 2011 and was elected a fellow for the Institute of Industrial Engineering in 2012. His primary research and teaching interests include the design, analysis and optimization of logistics, manufacturing, health care and transportation systems using computer simulation and operations research techniques. Rossetti said his mission is to be "a world-class scholar who promotes innovative teaching and research within an environment that values learning, hard work, intellectual curiosity and collaborative research."

The Teaching Academy is a society committed to excellence in teaching at the University of Arkansas. It was established in 1988 by Dan Ferritor, at that time Chancellor of the University of Arkansas. The Academy’s mission is to advocate and represent teaching interests, promote and stimulate an environment of teaching and learning excellence, and encourage recognition and reward for exceptional teaching. The Teaching Academy consists of faculty members who have been recognized by their peers, colleges and the university for their excellence in teaching, including excellence in classroom teaching.

Other criteria for being selected to the Academy include a professor’s ability to establish a special rapport with students, to instill in them a love for learning, and to encourage them to go beyond the expectations of the classroom and to explore their disciplines for themselves. The Teaching Academy logo represents a drop of water falling into a pond creating ripples spreading out in all directions, having an effect which can neither be controlled nor predicted. So it is with the effect of outstanding teaching on our students.

For more information on the Teaching Academy, see http://uateach.uark.edu/

Dr. Rossetti will be initiated into the Teaching Academy at its annual banquet, which will be rescheduled due to the inclement weather and will be announced soon.

Release date: 12/11/2013