Kennard (Ken) Brackney, a professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Accounting, has earned a 2019 College Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors.
Seven faculty members from each of North Carolina’s 16 public universities and the North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics are selected annually for the college awards. Learn more.
Dr. Brackney received the award during spring commencement, along with fellow recipients Peter Nelsen, associate professor in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies; Alecia Jackson, professor in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies; Lillian Nave, senior lecturer in the First Year Seminar program, a division of University College; and Timothy Smith, professor in the Department of Anthropology.
Holly Hirst, professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, earned the University Excellence in Teaching Award with a $1,500 prize, and D. Jason Miller, associate professor in Appalachian’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, earned the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award with a $12,500 prize.
The instructors were chosen after being nominated by fellow faculty or Appalachian students, administrators or alumni for their innovative teaching methods in the classroom, making a difference in the way students learn.
About the Department of Accounting
The Department of Accounting has built a strong reputation for excellence in accounting education and is highly regarded by accounting employers in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast. Learn more at accounting.appstate.edu.