Columbus, IN—Dr. Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, associate professor of English and director of the Office of Student Research at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) received the Inspirational Woman Award during a recent leadership recognition program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
Goodspeed-Chadwick was presented with the award by the Office for Women during the 17th Annual Women’s Leadership Reception in the IUPUI Campus Center Theater on March 26. The theme for this year’s event was “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.”
The IUPUI Inspirational Woman Award recognizes a nominee whose dedication, service, and generosity is beyond the call of duty and whose work and life story inspires others.
At IUPUC, which has a student body that is two-thirds female, Goodspeed-Chadwick serves as a faculty mentor and recognized role model for students, said Dr. George Towers, head of the Division of Liberal Arts.
“Julie is a superlative teacher who consistently earns some of the highest student evaluation scores among the liberal arts faculty. Each year, many of Julie’s students tell us that she is the best professor they’ve ever had,” explained Towers. “Her teaching is a combination of immense talent, hard work, and a commitment to continuous improvement.”
Goodspeed-Chadwick teaches undergraduate courses on American literature, literary interpretation, introduction to fiction, literary theory, modern and contemporary poetry, and composition, among others.
In addition, she has been the key campus leader responsible for the growth of undergraduate research at IUPUC. She established the Office of Student Research (OSR) in 2010.
— Daily News