Corr Honored with Recognition for Teaching Excellence Award by McCormick

David CorrDavid Corr, Clinical Associate Professor, was nominated by his colleagues and students for the 2010-2011 McCormick Teacher of the Year award.  Being a Clinical Professor, a non-tenure-track position, Professor Corr was ineligible for the award.  However, with the overwhelming support from his students and colleagues, the Dean's office decided to recognize Professor Corr with the special award – Recognition for Teaching Excellence.

In presenting the award to Professor Corr, Dean Ottino read the following inscription "Recognition for Teaching Excellence 2010-2011 presented by colleagues and students to David J. Corr for widespread appreciation of teaching effectiveness in threshold courses, summed up by many students in one word, AWESOME."

Professor Corr joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2008 after years of professional practice.  He has been teaching courses in the structural engineering area such as theory of structures, structural dynamics, steel and concrete design.  Professor Corr brings his professional experience in design and forensic engineering and his research with Infrastructure Technology Institute to the classroom.  He uses structural failures that he investigated to reinforce the design concepts in class such bolted connections and lateral torsional buckling failure.  These links to engineering practice help topics come to life in the classroom and foster excitement among Professor Corr's students.