Arts and Sciences faculty honored for teaching, advising excellence

At the end of each academic year, the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in teaching and advising. This year’s award winners include Jeffrey Palmer and Malte Ziewitz, recipients of the 2022 Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship for Humanists and Social Scientists; Alex Ophir, recipient of the 2022 Robert A. and Donna B. Paul Academic Advising Award; and Kyle Lancaster, recipient of the 2022 Morgan Chia-Wen Sze and Bobbi Josephine Hernandez Distinguished Teaching Prize.

Jeffrey Palmer (left) and Malte Ziewitz, recipients of the 2022 Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship for Humanists and Social Scientists, at a May 10 reception. Dave Burbank/Cornell University

These Arts and Sciences faculty members will be honored at a university-wide event May 27 recognizing excellence in teaching and advising.

“It is wonderful to celebrate these awardees, who exemplify the many remarkable teachers and advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences,” said Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “These faculty members and graduate teaching assistants have made tremendous contributions for the benefit of our students, guiding their educational paths and molding their experiences. I am deeply grateful to Robert and Helen Appel, to Robert and Donna Paul, to Morgan Chia-Wen Sze and Bobbi Josephine Hernandez, and to the other generous donors who recognize and elevate the importance of teaching and advising for our students, our faculty, and our whole community.”

Other 2022 College of Arts and Sciences honors:

  • The Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award went to Cathy Caruth, professor of comparative literature and literatures in English; Amy Krosch, assistant professor of psychology; Song Lin, associate professor of chemistry; Matthew Velasco, assistant professor of anthropology; and to graduate student teaching assistants Christina Fogarasi, literatures in English; Shirley Le Penne, government; and Caitlin Miller, neurobiology and behavior. 
  • The Deanne Gebell Gitner ’66 and Family Annual Prize for Teaching Assistants went to graduate students Lyrianne Gonzalez, history; David Mehrle, mathematics; Matthieu Real, classics; Prairie Wentworth-Nice, mathematics; and Vivian (Hanwen) Zhang, psychology.
  • The Rosenthal Advancement of College of Arts and Sciences Woman Faculty Award went to Caitlín Barrett, associate professor of classics; and Son Suyoung, associate professor of Asian studies.
  • The Rosenthal Advancement of College of Arts and Sciences Women Graduate Research Award went to graduate students Aimee Plukker, Romance studies; and Victoria Baugh, literatures in English.
  • The Sophie Washburn French Instructorship went to Brenda Schertz, senior lecturer in linguistics; and Thierry Torea, senior lecturer in Romance studies.

Read the full story on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

 

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