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Expertise, innovation, dedication: A&S faculty honored for exemplary teaching, advising

The College of Arts & Sciences annually honors faculty members for excellence in teaching and advising. Among the faculty members and teaching assistants being recognized for exceptional teaching and mentorship this year are: Emily Fridlund, recipient of the 2023 Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship for Humanists and Social Scientists; Kendra Bischoff, recipient of the 2023 Robert A. and Donna B. Paul Award for Excellence in Advising; and Amy Krosch, recipient of the 2023 Morgan Chia-Wen Sze and Bobbi Josephine Hernandez Distinguished Teaching Prize.

“Helping students realize their greatest potential is at the core of our mission in the College of Arts and Sciences. The outstanding faculty members and teaching assistants honored this year have demonstrated tremendous expertise, innovation and dedication in instructing and encouraging our students,” said Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Kendra Bischoff

“We are delighted to honor the commitment and effectiveness of the award winners, and we are immensely grateful to the alumni whose forethought and generosity makes these important recognitions possible."
Other 2023 College of Arts and Sciences honors:

Emily Fridlund

  • The Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award went to faculty members Jared Maxson, the Joyce A. Yelencsics Rosevear ’65 and Frederick M. Rosevear ’64 Assistant Professor of physics; Nick Salvato, professor of performing and media arts; and Elisávet Makridis, lecturer in literatures in English. Teaching assistants receiving the 2023 Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award are: Ronald Jerozal, chemistry and chemical biology; Kelley Slimon, ecology and evolutionary biology; and Mark Walth, mathematics.

    Amy Krosch

  • The Deanne Gebell Gitner ’66 and Family Annual Prize for Teaching Assistants went to graduate students Oona Cullen, literatures in English; Julia Nolte, psychology; Peter Shipman, literatures in English; Cameron Tardif, history; and Alice Wolff, Medieval studies program.
  • The Sophie Washburn French Instructorship went to Maria Theresa Savella, senior lecturer of Tagalog in the Department of Asian Studies; and Shalom Shoer, senior lecturer of Hebrew language in the Department of Near Eastern Studies.
  • The Zhu Family Graduate Fellowship went to graduate students John Eagle, music; Sarah LaVoy-Brunette, Medieval studies; Andre Nascimento, Romance studies; and Chijioke Onah, literatures in English.

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

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