Michèle Barmoy, associate professor of Biology at ACM, received the Sanner Award for Outstanding Teaching. She is shown with Dr. Cynthia Bambara.
Barmoy, second from right, arranged for ACM's first PhageHunters cohort tor travel to UMBC to use their electron microscope to view bacteriophages.
BIOLOGY PROFESSOR MICHÈLE BARMOY EARNS OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD
CUMBERLAND, Md. (Aug. 18, 2021) – Michèle Barmoy, associate professor of Biology at Allegany College of Maryland, was honored with the Sanner Award for Outstanding Teaching during ACM’s 2021 awards presentation. Barmoy who joined ACM in 2004, was nominated for the award by Steven Heninger, a professor of physics and frequent collaborator and co-teacher.
"Michèle puts her heart and soul into teaching biology. At first, students are shocked as they expect to get lectured and then be asked to regurgitate memorized facts for a test, but Michèle’s classes don't work that way. She pushes students to engage,” said Heninger.
Heninger recognized Barmoy’s ongoing efforts to help science and non-science majors succeed, offering multiple examples.
Additionally, Barmoy is an active member of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) and its regional counterpart, RABLE. She worked in tandem with her ACM colleagues, Joy Freidenbloom and Cynthia Carnahan, to host the 2019 RABLE conference at ACM.
She is the 35th recipient of the award, which was established by Miriam Sanner, a former ACM Board of Trustees chair and ACM Foundation board member emerita. Barmoy, a Frostburg resident, received a bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County and a master’s degree from Frostburg State University.