Two Delaware County Community College faculty members – described by students and fellow colleagues as having a passion, exuberance, and zest for teaching – recently received honors for performance excellence in their craft.
Tanya Gardner, associate professor of Communication Studies at the college’s Marple Campus, is a 2018 recipient of a Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes exceptional faculty in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Lindback recipients are committed to the intellectual and social development of students and have a teaching approach that extends beyond the classroom and is challenging, stimulating, and accessible.
Dr. David Freeman, associate professor of English at the college’s Exton Center, is the 2018 recipient of Delaware County Community College’s Gould Award, which annually recognizes an exceptional faculty member whose dedication, achievement, and love for teaching inspires students and faculty.
“Tanya Gardner and David Freeman exemplify the exceptional caliber of instruction offered at Delaware County Community College,” said Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black. “These talented faculty engage students and help them to think beyond the classroom, so that what students learn will be to the benefit of the communities in which they and their families, live, work, and play.”
Gardner has a Master of Arts in Human Communication Studies from Howard University, a Bachelor of Arts in Radio Television and Film from Temple, and an Associate of Arts in Communication Studies from Orange County Community College in Middletown, N.Y.
Freeman has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the Literature Program at Duke and a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Georgetown.