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Superior Teaching Award Nomination

Please submit your nominations for the 2023 - 2024 Social and Behavioral Science Superior Teaching Award. This award recognizes the efforts of faculty (either tenure-track or career-line) who have consistently made significant contributions to the teaching mission of the College. 

Students and alumni are STRONGLY encouraged to provide nominations.


Nominated faculty members must have 50% or more of their primary appointment in CSBS and have been part of the teaching faculty for at least two years. Individuals nominated at the senior level should have demonstrated a long-term, multi-faceted commitment to the teaching mission of the college.

Nominated faculty members will subsequently be asked to provide additional materials in support of their nomination (e.g., a teaching philosophy statement, teaching evaluations).

Finalists’ nomination materials will be carried forward for up to three years with no requirement to be re-nominated.

Previous winners are not eligible to be nominated again.

Claudio Holzner (Political Science)
Michael Dichio (Political Science)
Trisha Weeks (Psychology)

James Curry (Political Science)
Lazarus Adua (Sociology)
Thomas Quinn (Sociology)

Ella Myers (Political Science)
Ivan Mendieta-Munoz (Economics)
Kristina Rand (Psychology)


Jeanine Stefanucci (Psychology)
Shane Macfarlan (Anthropology)
Jennifer Follstad Shah (Environmental and Sustainability Studies)

Armando Solorzano (Family and Consumer Studies)
Claudia Geist (Sociology)
Jennifer Watt (Environmental and Sustainability Studies)

Cecilia Wainryb (Psychology)
Marcel Paret (Sociology)
Adrienne Cachelin (Environmental and Sustainability Studies)

Heather Melton (Sociology)
Tim Smith (Psychology)

Tim W. Smith (Psychology)
Ilse Dekoeyer-Laros (Psychology)

Lisa Aspinwall (Psychology)
Simon Brewer (Geography)

Gunseli Berik (Economics)
Julie Stewart (Sociology)


Nominations will be accepted until January 22, 2024. Please fill out the form below and remember to upload your letter of nomination.

NOTE: Award(s) will be presented at the CSBS Faculty & Staff Awards Reception. Date TBD.

Nominee Information


Criteria for Letter of Nomination
Letters of nomination should address one or more of the following instructor attributes:
  • Effectiveness of motivating student learning
  • Incorporation of innovative teaching methods
  • Contributions to the educational process outside of the classroom
  • Concern for students and their wider education

Files must be less than 2MB and have one of the following file extensions: doc, docx, rtf, txt, pdf.
Nominator's Information

Please note that submissions from this form will be confirmed with the person originating the form.

Last Updated: 5/30/23