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The Center for Scholarship and Teaching began in 2002 to support faculty members in becoming even more effective teachers and scholars, and to provide an environment that fosters collaborative and collegial relationships across disciplines.

In 2009 the center was renamed the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching in honor of its founding director Jan Serie, O.T. Walter Professor of Biology.

Jan Serie biography

Jan Serie

Janet R. Serie (1952-2008), Ph.D., O.T. Walter Professor of Biology at Macalester College, taught thousands of students and inspired many to pursue professional careers in medicine, biology, and other fields.

During her 25-year career of teaching, research, and administration at Macalester, Serie was the recipient of the Minnesota College Science Teacher of the Year Award by the Minnesota Academy of Science and the Four-Year College Teaching Award by the National Association of College Biology Teachers.