Hatch Teaching Award
Recognizing a current faculty member for making a difference in their students’ lives.
Communication studies professor Trudi Peterson of received the 2019 Hatch Academic Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching. The award is distinctive in that nominations are made by Monmouth alumni, based on how influential a faculty member was to their personal development and career success. A member of the communication studies department since 1998 and currently its chair, Peterson is also the College’s women’s studies coordinator. She holds a master’s degree in interpersonal and public communication and a doctorate in communication.