University of South Florida
CAS professor receives Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher Award[05.20.2016]
TAMPA, Fla. -- The University of South Florida Faculty Senate Honors and Awards Council has selected an integrative biology professor to receive the 2016
Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher Award for his strength as a professor at the university.
Jason Rohr, Ph.D., received this award due to his use of originality, creativity and technical proficiency in the classroom. Rohr has demonstrated his
strength to communicate with students to further the enhancement of teaching, training and learning of undergraduate and graduate students in the
Department of Integrative Biology.
The Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher Award is presented to a USF faculty member each year based on their ability to demonstrate innovation in the
classroom by furthering the advancement of learning of their students. The award will beofficially presented to Rohr later this year by the Office of the
Provost and Executive Vice President.
Rohr began his teaching career as an assistant professor in 2007 with the Department of Integrative Biology. In 2011, Rohr became an associate professor in
the department where he currently focuses on teaching courses on parasitology, animal behavior and graduate-level introductory and advanced biological
Rohr was also recently appointed as the Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Ecology Research (CIDER), a newly formed research center at USF,
which is affiliated with the Department of Integrative Biology. Rohr’s world-renowned research includes studies on ecotoxicity of pesticides and
herbicides, chytrid fungal effects on amphibians and anthropogenic changes to ecosystems.
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