English Faculty Member Karin Barbee Recipient of Rice Award for Outstanding Teaching
By Julie Bonk—Student Writer
Despite winning the 2017 Eileen Rice Award for Out-
standing Teaching, Siena Heights University Associate Professor of English Karin Barbee remains humble about her accomplishments.
Barbee said she was “shocked” when she learned she had received the award.
“It was surprising,” Barbee said. “I spent a lot of time on the speech for the Fall Convocation because I knew I had to take advantage of this because I’m never going
to get it again.”
Barbee mainly teaches composition and creative writing and occasionally literature. She spent seven years teaching at Bowling Green State University before coming to Siena Heights.
When it comes to her teaching philosophy, Barbee said she likes to focus on the students and their personal improvement.