Leftwich Wins Award

By Nadine Herman

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Anne Leftwich, an Associate Professor of Instructional Systems Technology, received the Outstanding Faculty Mentor-Advocate Award at the fourth annual CEWiT Summit Feb. 10, 2017.

The Outstanding Faculty Mentor-Advocate Award is given to a faculty at IUB who serves as a mentor, sponsor, or advocate who motivates and encourages women students at IU-Bloomington. The winner is chosen based on nominations submitted by students and colleagues.

Leftwich received many nominations detailing her caring and helpful nature.

A student, who wishes to remain anonymous, nominated Leftwich with kind words. “Dr. Leftwich is, by far, the most caring faculty member I have met who is always passionate about advocating for women success, especially in educational technology field,” said the student. “She always encourages me and other students to expand our knowledge and
involvement to contribute to the field in various ways.”

According to the IU School of Education website, Leftwich’s expertise lies in the areas of the design of digital curriculum resources, the use of technology to support pre-service teacher training and development/implementation of professional development for teachers and teacher educators.

An additional anonymous nominator described Leftwich as an encouraging member of the IU community. “Dr. Leftwich is, by far, the most caring faculty member I have met who is always passionate about advocating for women success, especially in educational technology field. She always encourages me and other students to expand our knowledge and involvement to contribute to the field in various ways,” said the nominator. “She communicates with students, provides resources to students, shows her support to help students succeed.”