Over his eight-year tenure, Dr. Stephen Shao continues to challenge Nossi students to uncover their brains’ objective and analytical left side to complement their more dominant creative right side. Math isn’t the typical class art students get excited over – more of them stress about this course, assuming a high level of difficulty. However, Dr. Shao introduces math in an enjoyable, comprehensive fashion by using stories, historical context and experiences from the students’ lives.
“I like to teach because it is a challenging yet very rewarding profession,” said Dr. Shao. “With teaching, one has an opportunity to make a difference, as those who teach can leave a permanent mark on their students.”
Dr. Shao receives the 2017 Instructor of the Year Award from TAICS President, Jim Coakley
“(Dr. Shao) is an extremely effective instructor,” said Dr. Edwards, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “During his long career, Dr. Shao has been presented with over 170 awards including the Outstanding Faculty Researcher Award and the Outstanding Teacher Award. He has presented dozens of workshops and seminars all across the globe, from Ireland to Australia.”
Over his eight years at Nossi College of Art, Dr. Shao has been the topic of many student reviews. He has yet to receive a negative evaluation from his students.
“I believe that my years as an educator, along with my life experiences outside the classroom, have given me a useful and interesting perspective in which to present the topics I teach to young people,” said Dr. Shao. “A combination of good content, relatable experiences and occasional humor, has been an effective classroom learning recipe for me.”
Ms. Nossi, president of Nossi College of Art agrees, adding, “I totally, without reservation, support Dr. Shao’s nomination for this award. Without any doubt, he has always been among our very top instructors.”
Outstanding Instructor recognition draws from the very best of the best in technical and career education, to be nominated is a terminus honor, to be selected speaks to the outstanding accomplishments of these men and women to improve the lives of their students while maintaining the highest academic standards.
Please help Nossi College of Art congratulate Dr. Stephen Shao for receiving this prestigious award.
Dr. Byron Edwards, VP of Academic Affairs for Nossi College of Art congratulates Dr. Shao on his award.