CORVALLIS, Ore. – The University Honors College at Oregon State University has selected Ken Krane as its “2008 Eminent Professor,” an award given in recognition of outstanding instruction to the university’s honors students.
Krane is a professor emeritus of physics and has been active in teaching University Honors College courses since the program’s inception in 1995.
“Ken Krane exemplifies how bringing OSU’s best faculty together with highly motivated and capable students can leverage learning for those students, and for the broader OSU student body who enroll in physics,” said Bill Bogley, associate dean of the UHC.
An innovator in science education, Krane most recently has worked to build a bridge between physics education and the curriculum for students at OSU on pre-medical and pre-engineering tracks. He has also supervised National Science Foundation-sponsored physics workshops at the university that focus on helping new physics faculty become better teachers.
In 2004, Krane was recognized by the American Association of Physics Teachers with its Millikan Medal, presented for outstanding instruction.
Krane chaired the Department of Physics at OSU from 1984 to 1998. He has written or edited nearly 20 books and monographs, as well as dozens of research articles.