Faculty Excellence
Jesse Stabile Morrell, Ph.D.
Award Type: 
Excellence in Teaching Award
Year: 
2010

Lecturer in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences

 

Each fall, more than 500 undergraduates, mostly first-year students, make their way to Spaulding Hall for one of two sections of “Nutrition, Health and Well-Being,” a popular general-education course that’s also required of many majors. While many faculty members would justifiably shudder at the prospect of managing a class of 250—at 8 a.m., no less!—Jesse Morrell embraces it. “New college adults are often making personal health decisions for the first time,” she says. “I have this neat window of opportunity to make a difference in life-long habits.”