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Edward M Penson Distinguished Teaching Award

Crystal Mueller

Crystal Mueller has taught in the English department since 2006 as an instructional academic staff member and has served as Writing Center director on the Oshkosh campus since 2007. She has designed and taught courses on an array of subjects, from writing and Quest literature for first- and second-year students to rhetoric and theory for English majors to research methods and writing studies for graduate students. Her classes encourage students to reconsider their prior assumptions and to engage with the world around them, no matter the subject area. She strives to create an environment in which all students can succeed and to inspire them to seek a future that is equitable and sustainable.