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.
Following her death in 2008, President Brian Rosenberg renamed the Center in her honor, saying, “No one here has been more important to the life of the college.”
Janet R. Serie, 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.