2018 Teaching Award Recipients Announced

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Steven J. Fluharty, Dean of Penn Arts and Sciences, and Paul Sniegowski, Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, have announced the recipients of the 2018 awards for distinguished teaching in the School.  The winners will be honored at a School-wide reception on Thursday, April 26, at 4:00 p.m. in 200 College Hall. 

 

IRA H. ABRAMS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING

Peter Holquist, History

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, History of Art

DENNIS M. DETURCK AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN TEACHING

Philip Nelson, Physics and Astronomy

DEAN'S AWARD FOR MENTORSHIP OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Meredith Tamminga, Linguistics

DEAN'S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING BY AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Daniel Singer, Philosophy

DEAN'S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING BY AFFILIATED FACULTY

Meghan Crnic, History and Sociology of Science

Jami Fisher, Linguistics

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING IN UNDERGRADUATE AND POST-BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS

Julie Nishimura-Jensen, Classical Studies

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING IN PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Charline Russo, Organizational Dynamics

DEAN'S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING BY GRADUATE STUDENTS

Chelsea Chamberlain, History

Tomas Elliott, Comparative Literature and Literary Theory

Danielle Hanley, Political Science

Wesley Hanson, Classical Studies

Jeffrey Katzin, History of Art

Clare Mullaney, English

Stan Najmr, Chemistry

Sudev Sheth, South Asia Regional Studies

Zachary Smith, Political Science

Margaret Strair, German

 

Penn Arts and Sciences faculty are also among this year's winners of University of Pennsylvania-wide teaching awards:

LINDBACK AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING

Rita Copeland, Classical Studies and English

PROVOST'S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED PH.D. TEACHING AND MENTORING

Sharon Thompson-Schill, Psychology

PROVOST’S AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE BY NON-STANDING FACULTY

Felicity Paxton, Lecturer, Annenberg School for Communication and School of Arts and Sciences; Director, Penn Women’s Center

All members of the University community are invited to a reception honoring the recipients of the University teaching awards on Wednesday, April 25, at 5 p.m. in Room 200, College Hall.

 

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