Dilley Receives MSU Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Laura Dilley received the 2011 MSU Outstanding Faculty Award. One faculty member in all of MSU is selected each fall and spring semesters for the award. Professors are nominated by graduating seniors. The selection was narrowed to eight and each candidate was interviewed by a committee. The final candidate was selected based on the interviews and nomination.

"I was shocked to hear I had won. It is unheard of for someone as early in one's career as myself to win such an award. There are many individuals who have been upholding excellent standards in teaching and research for years who have not won," Dilley said. "I feel that receiving this award is partly reflective of my outstanding commitment to undergraduate research and mentoring, but also it's a little bit like winning the lottery. So few are recognized, but so many are deserving."

Laura Dilley, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She received her B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 1997 from MIT and her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Biosciences and Technology from MIT and Harvard in 2005.

"I feel the award brings recognition to the college as a whole and to individual efforts relating to excellence in undergraduate teaching, research and mentoring."

Dilley has more than 15 years of experience in mentoring undergraduates in research.

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