Meredith J. Duncan
Photo by Thomas Shea
ENRON TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
MEREDITH DUNCAN PREPARES
FOR RIGOROUS TEACHING
Meredith Duncan’s classroom motto is like that of the Boy
Scouts of America – “Be prepared.”
Duncan, an associate professor of law who’s been honored with
a 2005 Enron Teaching Excellence Award, realizes that time is of
the essence for law students.
“I tell my students that I take their time very seriously.
They can expect me to be in class on time and ready to go,”
she said. “I also tell them that I expect the same in return.”
Her dedication to her students isn’t surprising considering
her parents and grandparents were all teachers. Despite this lineage,
she attributes her success at the UH Law Center to her own hard
work and a commitment to excellence.
“Being prepared for class every single day is much more difficult
than it looks, but it’s worth all of the hard work and effort,”
The award carries with it a trophy and a $5,000 check from an endowment
established by the Enron Corp. Nominees must be tenured/tenure track
faculty demonstrating excellence in teaching.
Staff writer Mike Emery