Edward H. "Jed" Burtt Jr., a zoology professor at Ohio Wesleyan University since 1977, has been named Ohio Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Edward H. "Jed" Burtt Jr., a zoology professor at Ohio Wesleyan University since 1977, has been named Ohio Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Burtt was recognized on Nov. 17 in Washington, D.C., at a ceremony hosted by the two organizations.

During his career, Burtt has delivered 115 presentations at national and international scientific meetings, including presentations with 53 different undergraduate students. He has received 16 research grants totaling more than $3 million, which helped to provide research stipends to 89 students. He has been awarded two patents and three equipment grants totaling about $800,000, which helped OWU purchase its first scanning electron microscope and its new replacement scanning transmission electron microscope. He has written four books, 54 research papers with 26 different student co-authors and three papers on teaching methodology with four different student co-authors.

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