• Krista Syrup

    Krista Syrup brings the same level of enthusiasm for teaching physical geology and earth science classes today as she did when she started at Moraine Valley nearly 20 years ago. That excitement for teaching has led to her being named the 2023 Professor of the Year. Syrup creates a comfortable environment in her classroom. As […]

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  • David Viar

    David Viar believes being passionate about what you do is vital to success. He emphasizes this to his students, and he lives it every day in his classroom. This attitude, along with his commitment to ensuring students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in their future careers, led to him being named this […]

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  • Dr. Maha Sweis-Dababneh

    Dr. Maha Sweis-Dababneh is on a roll with back-to-back college awards. Last year’s Master Teacher, Sweis-Dababneh is this year’s Professor of the Year, an honor she received because of her innovation in the classroom and the thoughtful ways she cares for her students. One of her nominators said, “This professor has been there to help […]

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  • Dr. Linda Brandt

    Dr. Linda Brandt has made her mark on Moraine Valley over her 46 years as a counselor in the Counseling and Career Development Center and an instructor of Human Development courses. Her passion for helping students both in and outside of the classroom is among the many reasons she is this year’s Professor of the […]

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  • Dr. John Sands

    As a faculty member for over 30 years, Dr. John Sands, Professor of Information Technology and Department Chair of the Computer Integrated Technology Department, has a long track record of demonstrating excellence in teaching. That distinction coupled with being a leading national community college cybersecurity educator has led to him being named the 2019 Professor […]

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  • Dr. Tom Dow

    Dr. Tom Dow’s classroom mantra is, “Whatever it takes,” meaning he will do anything and everything to engage his students in the class. That teaching philosophy, coupled with creative assignments and an interactive approach, have earned him the 2018 Professor of the Year Award. Dow’s teachings are full of energy, open-mindedness and compassion, and he […]

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