James Jenkins, associate professor of construction management, has been named the recipient of a 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy. He is one of five recipients of the award.
In a story written for Purdue Today, Jenkins talks about his teaching interests and goals and how he engages with his students.
"My goal is not only to have students graduate with our best, current knowledge, but also to model the importance of life-long learning. Technology is vital to the industry and construction managers have to keep up with trends and advancements,” Jenkins said. “My genuine interest is to help students develop into successful construction managers and leaders in the industry.”
The Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award is the highest undergraduate teaching honor at Purdue University. It is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding teaching in all phases of undergraduate instruction at the West Lafayette campus. The honor is accompanied by a $10,000 cash award and induction into Purdue's Teaching Academy, which provides leadership for the improvement of undergraduate, graduate and outreach teaching.