Nasser Isleem, Arabic lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies, has been awarded the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. His teaching philosophy states: “I believe in filling the educational experience in class with energy, humor and variety, thus promoting a positive and vital learning environment. The immersion experience is not always easy for students having their first encounter with this method of language instruction. I believe in putting students at ease so that even the most timid learner is involved.” As one student wrote in their nomination letter, Isleem is “unmatched by any professor I’ve ever had or have heard about.” Read more on page 2 of the UNC Gazette.

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