Michele Pittard, a veteran professor at Wabash College, has received the McLain-McTurnan-Arnold Excellence in Teaching Award. She serves an associate professor of education studies and is also director of the secondary licensure program. Pittard previously served as a high school English teacher in Lafayette for four years. In addition to working with student teachers every semester, she regularly teaches freshman tutorials and Enduring Questions, where she currently serves as faculty-chair of the freshman courses committee. Pittard received a bachelor’s degree in English from Butler University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in adolescent literacy from Purdue University.