The following Penn Arts & Sciences faculty and graduate students were recognized for their distinguished teaching and extraordinary commitment to students in 2022.
Toni Bowers, Professor of English, and Rudra Sil, Professor of Political Science, received Penn Arts & Sciences’ highest teaching award, the Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching. The Dennis M. Deturck Award for Innovation in Teaching went to Grace Sanders Johnson, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies.
The University-wide Provost’s Award for Distinguished Ph.D. Teaching and Mentoring was presented to Professor of English David Kazanjian.
The Dean’s Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Research went to Professor of Biology
Mechthild Pohlschroder, and the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by an Assistant Professor was given to Sukaina Hirji, Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Robert Johnson, Lab Coordinator and Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy, and Rupa Pillai, Senior Lecturer in Asian American Studies, earned the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Affiliated Faculty.
In the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, the Award for Distinguished Teaching in Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Programs was presented to Sukalpa Basu, Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy, while Lauren Russell, Associate Professor of Practice in the Fels Institute of Government, earned the Award for Distinguished Teaching in Professional Graduate Programs.
Ten graduate students received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students:
Nana Adjeiwaa-Manu, Sociology
Francesca Bolfo, History of Art
Erin Busch, Music
Joseph Coppola, English
Devin Daniels, English
Abigail Dym, Political Science
Angelina Eimannsberger, Comparative Literature
Christopher Fritschi, Chemistry
Julian Gould, Mathematics
Alicia Meyer, English