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March 3, 2010
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Assistant professor receives teaching award

Baldwin City, Kan. — Jacob Bucher, assistant professor of sociology, was presented the SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award at last week’s Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in San Diego.

The award recognizes promising young faculty who bring innovation and challenges to the criminal justice classroom.

To be eligible for an award, applicants must have received their most recent graduate degree within the past five years; have taught full time for less than five years; be currently teaching in a criminal justice/criminology program at a regionally accredited institution of higher education; and be an untenured faculty member or doctoral level teaching assistant.

Bucher received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baker University in 2002.


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