Heather J. Peters

Division of Social Sciences

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished Teachers Morse-Alumni
Section D

, Location 68

Heather Peters uses a wide variety of pedagogical tools to expose her students to a scholarly exploration of psychological and cultural evaluations of human behavior. Students report that they leave her classes feeling they have acquired a new way of thinking about the world and their own personal place in it, as well as their duty to be informed citizens about cultural and social issues related to diversity. Peters redesigned UMM’s Human Services major, and created an innovative upper division research class. She is also a potent force in student academic life through her many collaborative projects with student support offices. See a full profile (pdf).