ATLANTA — The winner of the Cole Fellow award at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College is described as a “remarkable mentor” to faculty and a passionate educator for students.
Andrea Hendricks, associate professor of online math and associate department chair for Math and Computer Science, received Perimeter’s highest teaching honor during Faculty Development Day in fall semester.
The Cole Fellow is awarded to a faculty member who demonstrates extraordinary dedication to teaching through service to students, the institution, community and profession. The award also considers scholarly approach to teaching, impact on and involvement with students and support from colleagues and students.
Dr. Kevin Yeomans, associate dean of the math department, supported Hendricks’ nomination and praised her zeal.
“She is passionate about professional development as it relates to the art of teaching,” he said. “She is passionate about increasing student knowledge and achievement. She is passionate about being a committed colleague to the mission of the college. She is passionate about the desire to see policies and procedures correctly implemented.”
Hendricks — who is married to Perimeter College math professor Todd Hendricks — has authored or co-authored five textbooks primarily focused on developmental mathematics. She also participated in the University System of Georgia’s Online Pre-calculus Emporium Revision Team, working alongside university system leadership and University of Georgia faculty and staff to redesign a pre-calculus online course that led to higher pass rates for students throughout the USG.