2011 WINNERS • EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Dr. Keturah Robinson
Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences
Dr. Robinson completed her undergraduate work while serving eight years in the United States Marine Corps (Active Duty) prior to earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Xavier University of Louisiana. She is a dedicated faculty member who instructs future pharmacy leaders as they transition from professional school students into pharmacists and clinicians. Her students appreciate her progressive teaching style which combines traditional lectures with real-world experiences and activities. Dr. Robinson encourages her students to strive for excellence and innovation. This is achieved through mastery of material, problem solving, and critical thinking.
Dr. Murty Akundi
Department of Physics
Dr. Akundi earned a Ph.D. in Physics from Andhra University, India, 1971. With a teaching career that spans three decades, Dr. Akundi has taught almost every undergraduate physics course at Xavier. He exemplifies the student-centered faculty member and is known for his open-door policy, one-on-one tutoring, and group study sessions. Often described as a coach, Dr. Akundi is “pleasant and respectful but uncompromising in his expectations.” His assignments challenge students, pushing them to apply their conceptual knowledge and expand their understanding of the principles of physics.