DURHAM, N.C. – Betsy Albright, assistant professor of the practice of environmental science and policy methods, and Tim Johnson, associate professor of the practice of energy and the environment, are the recipients of the Nicholas School of the Environment’s inaugural Lynn Maguire Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Professional Students.

Albright and Johnson were nominated by students for the award, which recognizes faculty members who excel as teachers in and out of the classroom and go above and beyond in their commitment to mentoring and advising.

The award is named in honor of Lynn Maguire, a founding faculty member of the Nicholas School who retired in 2017 and whose dedication to teaching and mentoring professional graduate students was legendary.

Albright teaches courses on Environmental Decision Making; Applied Data Analysis for Environmental Sciences; U.S. Environmental Policy; Environmental Politics; and Making Environmental Decisions, a course she developed specifically for students pursuing an online Duke Environmental Leadership MEM. She served as advisor on three Masters Projects this year.

Johnson teaches courses on Transportation and Energy; Energy Technology and Impact on the Environment; Understanding Energy Models and Modeling; and Building Energy on Campus: Evaluating Efficiency and Conservation Measures at Duke. He served as advisor on seven Masters Projects this year.