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2019 Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence

Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence honor faculty members in Arts & Sciences who devote special efforts to teaching and inspiring their students through lectures, seminars, laboratories, independent studies, and mentoring. Each award carries a cash prize. At the May 2019 meeting of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, three faculty members were honored:

Professor Michael Butler
Michael Butler
of History

Professor Joshua Piker
Joshua Piker
Professor of History


Professor Daniel Runfola
Daniel Runfola
Assistant Professor

of Applied Science


Nominations for the award come initially from the Student Assembly's Undergraduate Council and the A&S Graduate Student Association. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of teaching quality, innovation, and demonstrated commitment to student learning. Awardees are chosen in order to balance academic rank, disciplinary area, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and tenure and non-tenure eligible status, including lecturers.