Jennifer Peszka, PhD, of Hendrix College was named the 2015 Arkansas Professor of the Year, as reported by River Valley & Ozark.

Jennifer Peszka believes good things come to those who sleep — or to those who study sleeping, like she does.

The Hendrix College psychology professor was named the 2015 Arkansas Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

“I think there are so many fantastic teachers at Hendrix — and in Arkansas — so I think even getting your name on the list, even being nominated, is super amazing,” she said.

The Harrison native began teaching at Hendrix in Conway in 1999 and started a sleep lab on campus about two years later, she said.

Peszka received her award Nov. 19 during an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C.

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