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Faculty Awards for 2020

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Congratulations to our Faculty Award winners for 2020.

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

Philip Richard Gehrman, PhD
LPS Lecturer in Psychology; Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Perelman School of Medicine

Philip Gehrman, Lecturer in Psychology in LPS and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Perelman School of Medicine, is the recipient of this award, which recognizes outstanding teaching in LPS's undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs. In their letters and course evaluations, Gehrman's students show a deep appreciation for the clarity and goals of his classroom instruction. They recognize his genuine concern for student progress, frequently commenting on how "caring, understanding, and engaging" he is as an instructor, and on his high level of engagement: "He really makes a three-hour-long class fly by with his anecdotes ... and makes science approachable even for people like me who generally do not do well in science classes."

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

Dana Kaminstein, PhD
Affiliated Faculty, Organizational Dynamics; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education
Qualitative Research Specialist, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center

The recipient of this award, which recognizes teaching excellence in LPS graduate programs, is Dana Kaminstein, Lecturer in Organizational Dynamics. As a stalwart faculty member of the Organizational Dynamics Program since 1997, Kaminstein has a reputation for being challenging yet always encouraging and supportive as an instructor. One student describes the impact of his approach: "He offered firm guidance while expecting the very best work. He also valued and required that I consider what I learned about myself in the process."

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