Zimmerman Receives Early Achievement in Teaching Award

Emily Zimmerman, assistant professor in natural resource ecology and management and global resource systems, is the recipient of the 2022 Early Achievement in Teaching Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. She has co-designed and co-instructed several courses for both departments and currently co-teaches the senior research project and capstone course for GRS majors. A colleague states, “I have observed Dr. Zimmerman help students take apart a complex issue, reflect on how to use scientific methods to gain an understanding, and finally use best practices to research and summarize new knowledge and findings learned.” 

Zimmerman also contributes to student learning by offering study abroad courses in The Netherlands and Uganda. She is associate faculty coordinator of the ISU EARTH Program, a service-learning program where students travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands for a semester to live in the community and work on youth, horticulture, agriculture, food and environmental projects. She is also co-coordinator of the GLOBE Learning Community for first year and transfer students majoring in global resource systems. In all situations, she is an engaged faculty member who strives to facilitate learning opportunities for students and create a community of learners.