Faculty Awards for 2018

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Congratulations to our Faculty Award winners for 2018.

College of Liberal and Professional Studies Award for Distinguished Teaching in Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Julie Nishimura-Jensen, PhD
Lecturer in Classical Studies; Director, Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical Studies

Julie Nishimura-Jensen earned a BA in Classical Languages at Carleton College, followed by her MA and PhD in Classics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She was an assistant professor at Arizona State University and taught at Haverford College before coming to the University of Pennsylvania, where she was appointed Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical Studies in 2006. Since then, she has regularly taught undergraduate Greek courses as well as post-baccalaureate Greek and Latin seminars, including courses on Greek tragedy and comedy, hymnic poetry, Argo narratives and didactic poetry. Her publications focus on issues of genre and narrative in Hellenistic poetry.

College of Liberal and Professional Studies Award for Distinguished Teaching in Professional Graduate Programs

Charline S. Russo, EdD
Affiliated Faculty, Organizational Dynamics

Charline S. Russo is a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Organizational Dynamics program and specializes in coaching and consulting. She has held executive positions in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including Allergan, Amgen and Schering-Plough Research Institute. Charline directed and taught internationally recognized leadership development and adult education programs at Rutgers University, and served as Chair of the Executive Board of the American Council on Education’s Women’s Network–New Jersey, a professional development network of women executives in higher education.

Charline received her BA in History and Psychology and MBA from Rutgers University and was awarded an MA and EdD in Organizational Leadership by Columbia University. She earned a certificate in Leadership Education from the Harvard Kennedy School. Charline is the co-author with Iris M. Saltiel of Cohort Programming and Learning: Improving Educational Experiences for Adult Learners and is currently writing a chapter for Routledge Publishing on difficult coaching cases.

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