David Bartlett was presented with a Highly Commended Award at Griffith’s Celebrating Teaching Gala recently.

He received the award for his work as a sessional academic in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) undergraduate program at the Gold Coast campus.

David joined the School in 2012 as a sessional academic in the newly launched undergraduate program at the Gold Coast campus, where he was Course Convenor for three large first-year courses.

“He received excellent student evaluations, which highlights David’s ability to engage students in the subject matter,” said Deputy Head of School Dr Catrin (Kate) Smith.

“Students appreciate his ‘real world’ professional experience in criminology and criminal justice and his ability to apply quite complex ideas to everyday situations of social reality.”

In 2012 he was also awarded a CCJ Sessional Staff Award for his dedication to teaching and his commitment to delivering the School’s Open Universities Australia program.

“David is, without a doubt, one of the most committed and motivated teachers I have had the pleasure to work with and his dedication to learning and teaching far outstretches that which is normally expected of a sessional academic staff member,” said Dr Smith.