Professor Householder Wins Pickens-Queen Award

Pickens-Queen Excellence in Teaching Award

The Pickens-Queen Excellence in Teaching award honors outstanding junior faculty who are teaching full-time and are either tenured or have tenure track appointment, and who have completed one to five years of service at Marshall.  Professor Michael Householder was one of three University faculty to receive this important award. Professor Householder came to Marshall in fall 2010 having taught at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He is an assistant professor of English. Michael wants his students to feel confident that their ideas have value in the world. “All of my classes, regardless of level or topic, are an exercise in understanding intellectual activity as a kind of ongoing conversation.”