NISOD EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS 2O13 Robert Fera Professor, Social Science and Human Services David Kalivas, Ph.D. Professor, History Director, Commonwealth Honors Program The alchemy of teaching and learning are possible when I am passionate about my material, as well as authentic and mindful. I see my role as a facilitator of experience and knowledge, encouraging students to find their strengths and true selves, with the hope of increasing their well-being and practical wisdom. We are all learners at different levels of experience and engagement. As an educator, it is my role to work with students to help facilitate their learning by providing historical knowledge and context to engage the many issues and wonders of our world. Since 1978, the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD) has been dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators & staff, and to improvement of teaching & learning, with the goal of student success. Sunday, June 9, 2013 Bedford Campus • 591 Springs Road     For registration & more information, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/events/bike_challenge [ 28 ] Profiles