Tatiana Sildus

Tatiana Sildus said she was inspired to teach by her mother.
“My mother was a high school teacher,” she said. “It’s the never-ending nature of learning that appeals to me. I like teaching. I like learning. I learn as much from my students as they can learn from me. In my classroom, everyone is a student and everyone is a teacher.”
Sildus, associate professor in Teaching and Leadership, was one of three faculty selected by students for the 2013 Outstanding Faculty Award in March.
Sildus said the award is especially meaningful since it comes from student selections.
“This makes me feel very special,” she said. “There is no higher honor than to be nominated and selected by the students.”