By Ashley Festa
The title of Moody Professor for 2010-11 was awarded to Dr. David Campos, associate professor in the Dreeben School of Education. Faculty members annually elect the Moody Professorship, the highest faculty honor the university bestows. It reflects the level of scholarship, teaching excellence and community service achieved by the recipient.
“With all sincerity, I wasn’t expecting it,” Campos said. “I appreciate the fact that the university has an award like this to salute the accomplishments of the faculty. It engenders a spirit of a better morale.”
The Moody Professor delivers two public lectures annually and leads the graduation procession for UIW. For his lecture, Campos plans to focus on the book he recently finished about childhood obesity. He will speak about the importance of helping children understand the need for a healthful diet and how elementary schoolteachers can promote physical activity in the classroom.