Eighth Willamette Professor of the Year Named

Willamette University has been honored with eight Oregon Professors of the Year since 1990. The outstanding teachers include economics professor Jerry Gray in 2005, political science professor Suresht Bald in 2003, history professor William Duvall in 1998, physics professor Daniel Montague in 1995, chemistry professor Arthur Payton in 1994, art history professor Roger Hull in 1993, psychology professor Mary Ann Youngren in 1991 and chemistry professor Frances Chapple in 1990.

"To my mind and in the eyes of his students and colleagues, Jerry Gray belongs in this group," President M. Lee Pelton said of the latest recipient. "He shares his colleagues' passion for education and, like them, he has fostered in his students an enthusiasm for learning that is the essence of education."

The Oregon Professor of the Year Award is given by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

To read a story about this year's recipient, visit: Jerry Gray: 2005 Oregon Professor of the Year.