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SCC Math Professor Named Outstanding Developmental Educator

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Above: Eric Deaton, left, assistant professor of Math at Somerset Community College, was recently recognized as the 2014 Kentucky Association for Developmental Education (KADE) Outstanding Developmental Educator. The award was presented by Kim Cleberg, right, associate dean of Translational Education at SCC.
Eric Deaton, assistant professor of Math at Somerset Community College, was recently recognized as the 2014 Kentucky Association for Developmental Education (KADE) Outstanding Developmental Educator. The award was presented at the KADE conference in Prestonsburg, Kentucky on November 14.

Kim Cleberg, associate dean of Translational Education at SCC, wrote, Eric is never satisfied with the status quo. He is fearless when it comes to trying new things. He is one of the go-to people on campus for innovative tech gadget strategies to make learning fun. He understands that there are innumerable ways to learn and is determined to make all students understand math.

Cleberg presented the award to Deaton, stating that he has been teaching math at SCC since 1994. In addition, he teaches online and for Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Learn on Demand. He has given numerous development and professional presentations, has served on the KCTCS Transitional Math Curriculum Committee since 2010 and serves on the KCTCS Faculty Senate. Deaton is based at the SCC London Campus and resides in London.

His math knowledge, creativity and technical abilities allow SCC to continually try new methods and techniques that have proven beneficial to struggling developmental students, Cleberg said. Erics love of math and desire to help students succeed combined with his strong leadership, endless supply of energy and quirky sense of humor are an asset to SCC, KADE and most importantly the students we serve.