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May 18, 2014

Medal for Excellence Award given to OU law professor Katheleen Guzman

NORMAN — Katheleen Guzman, Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law, has won the 2014 Medal for Excellence Award from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence for Research University Teaching. Guzman will be honored in a banquet in Tulsa featuring Robert D. Putnam as the keynote speaker on Saturday.

“I learn as much if not more from my students,” Guzman said adding that she is appreciative of the kind of student the university brings in who are constantly engaged on several levels — theoretical, practical, pragmatic and service-based.

Guzman has been teaching at the University of Oklahoma College of Law for more than 20 years. She described what sounded like a whirlwind as she began teaching the week after she was married and moved to Oklahoma. Even with so many years experience, Guzman said teaching continues to excite her because the learning process never ends.

“There’s always more to learn, whether it’s content based or process based,” Guzman explained. “Teaching presents the opportunity to constantly grow. I am surrounded by colleagues who inspire me and whom I admire.”

Guzman said her parents were one of the reasons she decided to go into teaching. Her father was a law professor at the University of Arkansas and her mother was a high school English teacher.

“I realized they were life-long learners and that there are always ways to maximize effective delivery and engage students,” she said.

Without her family’s encouragement and support, Guzman said she would never have accomplished as much as she has throughout her years at OU. Her three boys, Will Foster, Jack Foster and Ted Foster, always applaud their mother’s success, her middle son Jack tweeting to his friends about how proud he was of his mom when it was announced she had won the Medal for Excellence. Guzman’s husband William Foster, who is a lawyer, has been there to listen

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