Na Zuo CATE Fellows Member 2023

Feb. 16, 2023

The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) and the Bart Cardon Academy Teaching Fellows awards Dr. Na Zuo from the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (AREC) as a new Fellow member of the Cardon Academy Teaching Excellence (CATE). AREC congratulates Dr. Na Zuo on this career milestone accomplishment! In 2022, Dr. Na Zuo was selected as the 2022 recipient of another outstanding teaching award, which you can read more about here

In Dr. Na Zuo’s words regarding this achievement: 

“Foremost, CATE provides me the opportunity to connect and work with the exceptional educators in CALS and a great way to continue improving myself in pedagogical principles and practices. As a new CATE Fellow representing AREC, I look forward to continuing the current efforts that cultivate teaching excellence in CALS, as well as exploring new initiatives to support, connect, and empower the CALS teaching community.”  

From Gary Thompson, AREC Department Head: 

“We are so proud of Professor Na Zuo for being recognized for three separate teaching awards last year, culminating in her recent induction into the Cardon Academy for Teaching Excellence.  Professor Zuo’s commitment to her students and their welfare is exemplary. She provides the very best learning opportunities to her students while holding them to the highest standards.  Her accomplishments embody our department’s emphasis on excellence in all our teaching, research, and Extension endeavors.” 

Dr. Zuo’s past awards: 

College:         College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Bart Cardon Early Career Faculty Teaching Award 

University:    University of Arizona, Gerald J. Swanson Prize for Teaching Excellence 

Regional:       Western Agricultural Economics Association, Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award  


From Michael Staten, Bart Cardon Associate Dean for Career and Academic Services: 

“CATE was established in 2010 to promote, recognize, and celebrate teaching excellence, with the goal of continually improving instructional programs in CALS.  Members are nominated by their peers through a competitive application process.  CATE Fellows are recognized leaders in the college, with established reputations for teaching excellence, including pedagogy, innovative course design, student assessment, and student-centered learning.”