Penn Arts and Sciences Announces Teaching Award Recipients

April 5, 2017

Steven J. Fluharty, dean of Penn Arts and Sciences, and Andrew Binns, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, have announced the recipients of the 2017 awards for distinguished teaching in the School.  The winners will be honored at a School-wide reception on Thursday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m. in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street. 

IRA H. ABRAMS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING
Marie Gottschalk, Professor of Political Science
Evelyn Thomson, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

DEAN'S AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN TEACHING
David Kim, Assistant Professor of History of Art

DEAN'S AWARD FOR MENTORSHIP OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Herman Beavers, Professor of English and Africana Studies

DEAN'S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING BY AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Cullen Blake, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

DEAN'S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING BY AFFILIATED FACULTY
Julia Bloch, Director, Creative Writing Program, English
Oscar Montoya, Instructor of Hispanic Studies, Romance Languages

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING IN UNDERGRADUATE AND POST-BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS
Judith McLean, Lecturer, Biological Basis of Behavior

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING IN PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE PROGRAMS
James Pawelski, Director of Education and Senior Scholar in the Positive Psychology Center, Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program

DEAN'S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING BY GRADUATE STUDENTS
Erica Boetefuer, Biology
Florian Breitkopf, Germanic Languages and Literatures
Brian Chao, Political Science
Lee Ann Custer, History of Art
Travis Lau, English
Asja Radja, Physics and Astronomy
Ariel Resnikoff, Comparative Literature and Literary Theory
Nathaniel Shils, Political Science
Hee Yoon, Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
Mary Zaborskis, English