Beck Receives Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching


President Barbara Dixon (left) and Gov. Bob Holden (right) congratulate Jon Beck (center) on receiving the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Jon Beck, associate professor of computer science, received special recognition from Gov. Bob Holden during the luncheon at the 2004 Governor’s Conference on Higher Education in Columbia, Mo.

Beck was one of 73 outstanding faculty members, each representing a Missouri college or university, to be recognized for his commitment to excellent education for Missouri citizens. Beck was chosen for his effective teaching, innovative course design and delivery, effective advising, service to the institutional community, commitment to high standards of excellence and success in nurturing student achievement.

Beck began his career at Truman in 1993. He received his bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University, his master’s degree from Hood College and his doctorate from West Virginia University.

He also received Truman’s Educator of the Year Award in the spring of 2004.