MilnerEVANSVILLE, Ind. (UE) – The University of Evansville recently announced that Wesley Milner received the 2012 Exemplary Teacher Award. He currently serves as director of the University’s international studies program, chair of the Department of Law, Politics and Society, and the Austin S. Igleheart Endowed Chair in Political Science.

Each year, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church presents the Exemplary Teacher Award to recognize excellence in teaching at United Methodist Church-related institutions of higher education.

In December, UE President Thomas A. Kazee announced Milner as this year’s recipient during UE’s Winter Commencement ceremony.

Milner came to UE in 1999 as a professor of political science and international studies. His classroom performance earned him the Dean’s Teaching Award in the College of Arts and Sciences. Milner’s international experience includes serving as a visiting professor at Harlaxton College in England, Tokoha Gakuen University in Japan, and the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea program.

The Exemplary Teacher Award comes as Milner transitions into a new role at the university. On January 1, he assumed duties as the first-ever executive director of international programs.

For more information, visit www.evansville.edu.