Applied Computing Faculty Members Receive Exceptional Fall 2022 Student Evaluation Scores

Four faculty members in the Department of Applied Computing were among 70 instructors campus-wide to receive an exceptional “Average of Seven Dimensions” student evaluation score for the Fall 2022 semester.

Each received a memo from Interim Provost Andrew Storer commending them for scoring in the top 10% of similar-sized sections for their respective classes. Only 91 sections university-wide, out of more than 1,379 surveyed, were rated this highly by students.

“All these faculty members are greatly admired by our students,” says Applied Computing chair Dan Fuhrmann. “It is an honor, and humbling, to call them my colleagues.”

“I couldn’t be more proud of what our faculty are doing to contribute to the teaching mission at Michigan Tech,” adds Fuhrmann.

Assistant Teaching Professor Paniz Hazaveh taught four classes in fall 2022 and was recognized for exceptional teaching in three: EET 1411, Basic Electronics; EET 2121, Circuits I; and EET 5311, Control Systems.

“Prof. Hazaveh’s achievements are a tour de force in our EET and Mechatronics programs, with multiple courses in electric circuits, electronics, and control systems, ranging from first-year to graduate level,” says Fuhrmann, adding that many of the courses she teaches Hazaveh has developed or significantly modified.

Associate Teaching Professor Todd Arney taught three classes in fall 2022 and was recognized for all three: SAT 1700, Cyber Ethics: SAT 2711, Linux Fundamentals; and SAT 3611, Infrastructure Service Administration.

Prof. Arney has received multiple Michigan Tech teaching awards and works tirelessly on behalf of our students in the CNSA and Cybersecurity programs, Fuhrmann says.

Associate Professor Guy Hembroff was recognized for his outstanding teaching in both on-campus and online sections of SAT 5111, Security and Privacy.

“Prof. Hembroff directs the MS in Health Informatics program, which has seen meteoric growth in the past year,” Fuhrmann says. Hembroff is developing innovative approaches to teaching online and on-campus courses simultaneously to meet that demand.

Professor Yu Cai was recognized for exceptional teaching in SAT 5283, Information Governance and Risk Management.

“Prof. Cai is a leader in our cybersecurity education programs, which are also seeing extraordinary growth,” Fuhrmann says.