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The winners of the 2015-16 Teaching Awards

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It is with great pleasure that the College of Social Sciences and Humanities announces the winners of this year’s Outstanding Teaching Awards.

It is with great pleasure that the College of Social Sciences and Humanities announces the winners of this year’s Outstanding Teaching Awards:

Outstanding Teaching Award: Tenured/Tenure-TrackMya Poe, Department of English. With this award, the committee recognizes Professor Poe’s student-centered approach to teaching writing; the high bar she sets for student learning; and her commitment to teaching and scholarship as social justice projects.

Outstanding Teaching Award: Non-Tenure-TrackLori Gardinier, Human Services Program. With this award, the committee recognizes the high-quality learning opportunities Professor Gardinier provides for her students inside and outside the classroom; her commitment to fostering social change agents; and her reflective, ethically grounded approach to local and global community engagement.

Outstanding Teaching Award: Part-time: Faviana Olivier, Department of English/Writing Program. With this award, the committee recognizes Ms. Olivier’s interesting and creative course materials; her ability to inspire her students as writers and learners; and her concern for her students’ emotional and intellectual engagement.

Outstanding Teaching Award: Graduate Student: Sidita Kushi, Political Science. With this award, the committee recognizes Ms. Kushi’s use of real-world examples to explain complex concepts to students; her coupling of high standards with ample support for student learning; and her respectful engagement of a range of student perspectives.

Please join us in congratulating our four winners! We would also like to thank the hard-working members of the committee: Bill Fowler, History; Kimberly Jones, International Affairs; Thomas Akbari, English/Writing Program; Jarvis Chen, Political Science; Rose Leopold, CSSH ’16.

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