Written by Katie Shpak, University Writer
The small campus environment at Post University has given our professors the opportunity to work one-on-one with students and provide ample, personal attention to those who want or need it.
Marketing Professor Michael Conard has been teaching at Post since 1985 as a part-time adjunct. In the fall of 1988, Conard became a full-time professor and has remained teaching at Post ever since. He is Post’s first main campus recipient of the Faculty Impact Award.
“The small classes made it easy to get to know the students well. I always try to find the best level and pace, so everyone learns and feels comfortable,” said Conard.
Conard is a Waterbury resident, which was his initial connection to applying for a teaching position at Post. After realizing how much he loved the classroom dynamic, Conard knew that teaching at Post would be his lifetime career. In fact, Conard shares that he had a student in his class whose mother he had also taught, instilling knowledge in generations of families.
Conard does more than teach his students; he supports them in other endeavors as well.
“I love being able to go to sporting events and get to know the students outside of the classroom,” he said.
With the student nomination and overall decision to grant Conard the Faculty Impact Award, it is clear that students are touched by Conard’s dedication to teaching and individual care that extends beyond the classroom.
“The Faculty Impact Award recognizes members of the Post University faculty that reach beyond the standard expectations for online and/or main campus instructors. These faculty members are a true testament to the Post University values and make it personal by forging a strong connection and relationship with students, providing outstanding educational guidance based on field expertise, and inspiring students to become the best version of themselves.”