Associate Professor Laura Donorfio received the 2018-2019 University Teaching Fellows Award from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Laura will be partnering with CETL over the course of the next academic year on workshops and events through CETL.
Laura is also the recipient of the 2018 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Excellence in Teaching Award in Behavioral and Life Sciences.
Laura is an exceptional instructor, highly dedicated to the education of our students, particularly in Waterbury, not only through her classroom instruction, but through the many other advising and enrichment opportunities that she provides to students. In the words of one of her colleagues, Laura “engages students that most professors underestimate, and she inspires student learning to a level most teachers never reach.” And in the words of one of her former students, “I look up to Dr. Donorfio for her caring nature, her work ethic, and her contribution to UConn and HDFS. I highly encourage all of my friends and peers at UConn to take her classes because I have learned more from Dr. Donorfio than any syllabus and class description could ever suggest. She taught us how to be responsible, hardworking, free-thinking, and open-minded members of society and individuals.”