Marquette professor named Wisconsin Professor of the Year
Dr. Donald Neumann honored for extraordinary dedication
to undergraduate teaching
Released: Nov. 16, 2006
Dr. Donald A. Neumann, professor of physical therapy at Marquette University, has been named the Wisconsin Professor of the Year as part of the U.S. Professors of the Year program. Sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and administered by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the awards recognize professors for their influence on teaching and their outstanding commitment to teaching undergraduate students.
“I’m very fortunate to teach a subject matter that I truly love,” Neumann said. “It’s about movement, anatomy, the human body. It’s all tied in together. I teach a two-semester course, and forty times, I’ve been to retell the story of kinesiology. I love it, and they see that, and that’s probably infectious.”
Neumann has been a professor in the physical therapy program in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette for 20 years. He is the first Marquette professor to win this award and the only physical therapy professor to be honored by CASE since its inception in 1981.
Neumann’s primary areas of teaching are kinesiology and rehabilitation of persons following spinal cord injury. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in the fall of 2002 to teach kinesiology to physical therapy students at Kaunas Medical School, Kaunas, Lithuania. In 2005, as a recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, he taught kinesiology in the physical therapy program at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
In addition to his academic pursuits, Neumann has presented more than 200 seminars in clinical kinesiology and related topics. He draws audiences from a diverse group of medical and health practitioners, especially physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, chiropractors and athletic trainers. His lectures are based on years of clinical experience combined with knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology.
The U.S. Professors of the Year program salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country—those who excel as teachers and influence the lives and careers of their students. It is recognized as one of the most prestigious awards honoring professors.
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