Jennifer Inlow, associate professor of chemistry at Indiana State University, was honored with the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award at an awards banquet Thursday night.
Named for a 19th century educator who helped shape Indiana's public education system and served as the state's second superintendent of public instruction, the Caleb Mills Award recognizes Indiana State's most distinguished teachers. The award was presented Thursday during the annual Faculty Recognition Banquet.
"I am truly honored to receive the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award," Inlow said. "During my 14 years at ISU, I have had the pleasure of interacting with so many eager and hard-working students, and they have made it a joy to teach here. I've learned a lot from my colleagues in the department of chemistry and physics, and I greatly appreciate the many ways in which they've helped me improve my methods and course materials."
Inlow joined Indiana State's chemistry and physics faculty in 2003 as an instructor and was hired as an assistant professor the following year. She was promoted to associate professor in 2010. In 2009, Inlow served as interim associate dean for Indiana State's College of Arts and Sciences, and she is currently the acting chair for the department of chemistry and physics.
Her research interests focus on the relationship between protein sequence, structure and function, and she uses bioinformatics methods to make predictions about protein structure. Inlow has designed and published a number of bioinformatics exercises and biochemistry laboratory experiments for use in undergraduate courses.
Inlow earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Texas A&M University and bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics from Jamestown College.