NASHVILLE, Tenn. (GBHEM) – Assistant Professor Karl Knapp of the University of Indianapolis was one of 40 professors at United Methodist-related schools, colleges and universities nationwide, who received the Exemplary Teacher Award from the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

This program, an important partnership with United Methodist-related educational institutions, expresses the church’s support of and appreciation for outstanding teaching on our campuses. The recipients of the annual award receive a certificate of appreciation and $500.

With this announcement, Wanda Bigham, interim associate general secretary of GBHEM’s Division of Higher Education, said, “Outstanding teaching is a hallmark of the United Methodist-related school, colleges and universities. These professors are the stars who share their expertise in such a way as to inspire our students to greater achievement and often to explore new vistas. We are proud to recognize and honor these teachers who have been chosen by their institutions for 2010.”

Knapp also was voted Teacher of the Year this spring at the University of Indianapolis. He teaches in the university’s School of Business.