Three Penn Arts & Sciences faculty were recognized with University-wide teaching awards in 2019. Justin Khoury, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Sheila Murnaghan, Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor of Greek, received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching—the highest teaching honor at the University. The Provost’s Award for Distinguished Ph.D. Teaching and Mentoring went to Nancy S. Steinhardt, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.
Nine additional faculty were honored with teaching awards from Penn Arts & Sciences. Josephine Park, Professor of English, and Masao Sako, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, received the Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching.
The Dennis M. DeTurck Award for Innovation in Teaching was given to Whitney Trettien, Assistant Professor of English, and the Dean’s Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Research went to Ivan Dmochowski, Alan MacDiarmid Term Professor of Chemistry. Michele Margolis, Assistant Professor of Political Science, received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by an Assistant Professor, while the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Affiliated Faculty was presented to William Ashmanskas, Senior Lecturer, Physics and Astronomy, and Kathleen DeMarco Van Cleve, Senior Lecturer, English and Cinema and Media Studies.
In the College of Liberal & Professional Studies, Nakia Rimmer, Associate Director of Undergraduate Mathematics and Senior Lecturer, received the Award for Distinguished Teaching in Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Programs, and Angela Duckworth, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology, was given the Award for Distinguished Teaching in Professional Graduate Programs.