Joseph D. Ruhl

Lafayette, IN | Years Taught: 1978 – Present

Joseph’s classroom features hands-on, minds-on learning with a fleet of computers to help individualize instruction and offer a vast array of activities on the ‘smorgasbord menu’ that allows for student choices. Ruhl believes that, “Teaching is one of the most important jobs in the world. It’s also one of the most difficult, but teaching is a profession that will bring authentic joy and satisfaction.”

Additional Recognition

  • 2015 • Robert E. Yager Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award • [NSTA]
  • 2012 • Shell National Science Teaching Award
  • 2012 • Extraordinary Boilermaker Award (Purdue University President)
  • 2007 • Best Buy Teaching Award
  • 1989 • Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching