University of Pennsylvania Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce
that Dr. Katherine Moore, Mainwaring Teaching Specialist in the Center for the
Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM), has received the Dean’s Award for
Distinguished Teaching by Affiliated Faculty. Dr. Moore’s incredibly dynamic
instruction brings students from all over campus to our department; we are sincerely
grateful for her passion for teaching. Dr. Moore has graciously offered more
insight into what she does and why she does it…
What do you teach?
I teach mostly
archaeology including a sequence of courses in the Center for Analysis of
Archaeological Materials; I also enjoy teaching a course called “Food and
Feasting: the Archaeology of the Table”.
your favorite part of teaching undergraduates?
have wonderful skills and background but very few have had a previous chance to
learn about archaeology and anthropology when they get to college. The
intrinsic fascination of the human past and how we get at it is new to them,
and it’s a lot of fun to see their curiosity and enthusiasm open up.
What do you hope students
gain from taking your courses?