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Dr. Bonnie Woodbery (left), Assistant Professor of English, was named Thomas University’s Professor of the Year during the Commencement ceremony held Saturday, May 9, on TU’s Main Campus. Presenting the award is Dr. Gary Bonvillian, TU President.


Woodbery named TU Professor of the Year

During its annual Commencement ceremony held May 9, Dr. Gary Bonvillian, President of Thomas University, named Dr. Bonnie Woodbery as the Professor of the Year.

Woodbery, who lives in Tallahassee, is an Assistant Professor of English. She has been a faculty member at Thomas University since 2003. She teaches classes in literature, interdisciplinary studies, humanities, composition, critical theory and professional writing.

“Bonnie is beloved at Thomas University,” said Dr. Ann Landis, TU Executive Vice President and Provost. “She is always humble, but to her students and colleagues she is an inspiring teacher – creative, scholarly, rigorous and caring.  Her gift of bringing out ideas and making others feel appreciated extends to the community she has created with the ACTU Book Club as well.”

In the nomination letter, Dr. Karl Barton, Chair of the Division of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies, praised Woodbery’s teaching skills.

“Dr. Woodbery has true compassion for each student and a willingness to work with those who need special assistance,” Barton wrote. “She is incredibly capable of motivating and guiding students who would otherwise have been left behind through the challenges and rigors of getting through English Composition or putting together a senior thesis project and presentation. Her enthusiasm for the subjects she teaches combined with her dedication to student learning at all levels is an inspiration to all who encounter her.”

Woodbery holds a Ph.D. in English, a master’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in English and Humanities, all from Florida State University. She has served as a member of the Modern Language Association, the College English Association, directed the TU Book Club and served as co-adviser of the TU chapter of Alpha Chi, an honor society for junior and senior students in the top 10 percent of their class.

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