rofessor Scott McLean works hard to develop experiential learning opportunities for Quinnipiac students.
“They are transformational moments that have the potential to be life-changing,” the professor of political science said. “The key is to show students how the academic course material and the learning from practical experiences depend on each other.”
His emphasis on hands-on learning — whether in the lead-up to primaries in New Hampshire or a presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. — helps students build connections and develop a broader world-view, linking what they learn in the classroom to the real-world cases. For his efforts, he will be recognized on October 18 with our Center for Excellence in Teaching award.
“This is the kind of recognition a teacher like me always dreams of,” he said of the honor. “My late mother was a devoted school teacher most of her life and I only wish she could have lived to see me being applauded — that’s because she has been my greatest inspiration and role-model as an educator.”
His mother would have a lot to be proud of. He has transformed the lives and perspectives of countless students.
Take his impact on the life of Ashli Johnson ‘18.