History Faculty Win Prestigious Teaching Awards for 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
History Department professor Anne Broadbridge has been awarded the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA), an extremely competitive university-wide award honoring exemplary teaching at the highest institutional level. Administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Distinguished Teaching Award is the only student-initiated award for teaching on campus. Nominees are reviewed by a panel of undergraduate students and a second committee of former DTA awardees before four awardees are selected from across all units on campus. Broadbridge will receive a monetary prize of $3,500 and her name will be inscribed on the DTA memorial wall in the Integrative Learning Center.
The 2020 HFA College Outstanding Teaching Award, another highly-competitive award from the Center for Teaching and Learning, has been awarded to Sarah Cornell and Garrett Washington. The selection committee noted the innovative teaching that they saw in the nomination materials of both Cornell and Washington. A complement to the Distinguished Teaching Award, the College Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes excellence in teaching and honors individual faculty members at each of the university’s colleges for their instructional accomplishments. Annually, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts awards three recipients from across the fourteen academic departments in the college; awardees receive a $1,000 monetary prize.
“The History Department is extremely proud of our newest awardees, Professors Anne Broadbridge, Sarah Cornell and Garrett Washington,” notes department chair Audrey Altstadt. “They continue a long departmental tradition of dedication to teaching and of teaching wonderfully.” Just in the past 8 years, Julio Capó, Jr. and Jason Moralee also received the College Outstanding Teaching Award, and Christian Appy was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.
“Great scholar-professors don't just ‘deliver’ the subject matter and display their expertise -- these go without saying -- but they have deep and innovative engagement with students. Many history majors are drawn to this department because of professors like these.”