Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Paul Durham, Biology, was named a recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Gov. Eric Greitens and members of the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education will recognize Dr. Kim and others for their achievements.

The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented to an outstanding faculty member from each participating higher education institution in the state. The awards, which are not monetary, are based on effective teaching, effective advising, service to the university community, commitment to high standards of excellence and success in nurturing student achievement. View past winners of this award.

Paul Durham is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at Missouri State University where he is the Director of Cell Biology and the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences. A primary goal of his research is to determine the signaling pathways by which inflammatory and anti-inflammatory agents control neuropeptide gene expression in disorders involving the trigeminal nerve.

Dr. Durham received his doctorate from the University of Iowa.

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