"Michigan is so ripe with highly effective educators that they seem to outnumber the students. The women below represent Michigan’s slice of an elite class of female educators, those who consistently out-perform their peers and who put the needs of their students first. Obviously, these aren’t the only women doing great work in the state, but we believe they merit special recognition.
Dr. Gwen Tarbox, who teaches Gender and Women Studies in the WMU’s English department, has been awarded the 2012-2013 College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching. Her research focuses on the effects of childrens literature on the lives of readers, with an emphasis on females."