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Dickson’s Dedication to Education Recognized at USD


The University of San Diego recently announced five 2010-11 recipients for a University Professorship, the highest academic honor bestowed university-wide and given in recognition of outstanding scholarly achievement in teaching and research. This is one in a series of Inside USD articles about the honorees.

It doesn’t take long for a student in Del Dickson’s political science or law-related courses to understand exactly what they’re in for.

“I am the hard teacher,” the 54-year-old professor admits. “I don’t want them to come in the first day of class and think I’m their buddy. I make sure the students know they’re here to learn. It might make for an awkward first two months, but once they know, everything gets easier.”

Students who’ve taken his class quickly learn to be prepared because his classes are not so much lecture driven as “focused discussions.”  (Full Story Inside USD)

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