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K-State Today

July 1, 2019

Saucier named faculty associate director of Teaching and Learning Center

Submitted by Brian Niehoff

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Donald Saucier, university distinguished teaching scholar and professor of psychological sciences, has been selected as faculty associate director of the Teaching and Learning Center effective July 1.

Saucier will be responsible for overseeing current and new programs for faculty development, facilitating the College Teaching course and the GTA Development monthly series, and working with faculty to improve teaching across the university.

Saucier came to the university in 2004. His expertise is in social psychology, particularly in the areas of justification and expressions of prosocial and antisocial behavior, including prejudice, as well as in individual differences in masculine honor ideology, social vigilantism and beliefs in pure good and pure evil. He also examines the engagement of teachers and students in teaching and learning. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles. Saucier also has been selected as a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and Midwestern Psychological Association.

Saucier served as lead facilitator and co-director of the Association of College and University Educators Program at K-State through the Teaching and Learning Center in the 2018-2019 academic year. He also has been a presenter for other Teaching and Learning Center programs including the Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence, International Symposium for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation, and SPOTLIGHT.

His numerous awards and honors include the Putting Students First Award for Outstanding Service to Students, University Distinguished Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduate Students in Research, William L. Stamey Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences, Commerce Bank Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, Dr. Ron and Rae Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching, College of Arts and Sciences Ronald N. Gaches Undergraduate Teaching Award, Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Teaching Resource Prize.