Teaching Excellence in the Spotlight

Sunday, June 15, 2014

First row, left to right: Charles Kane, Heather Love, Philip Rea, Rogers M. Smith, and Eileen Doherty-Sil. Second row: Timothy Corrigan, Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Antonio Feros, Brian Gregory, and Ellen Kennedy.

Three Penn Arts and Sciences faculty were recognized this year with the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, the University’s highest teaching honor. Recipients were Charles Kane, Class of 1965 Professor of Physics; Heather Love, R. Jean Brownlee Associate Professor of English; and Philip Rea, Professor of Biology. In addition, Rogers M. Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, was honored with the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Ph.D. Teaching and Mentoring.

Professor of English Timothy Corrigan received the Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching, the highest teaching honor awarded by Penn Arts and Sciences. Other honorees included Associate Professor of History of Art Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, who won the Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching; Associate Professor of History Antonio Feros, who won the Dean’s Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Research; and Assistant Professor of Biology Brian Gregory, who was awarded the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by an Assistant Professor. Eileen Doherty-Sil, Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in Political Science, won the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by Affiliated Faculty, while Professor of Political Science Ellen Kennedy and Stephen Steinberg, Lecturer in Philosophy, received the College of Liberal and Professional Studies’ Distinguished Teaching Awards.