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2020 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. At the April 2020 meeting of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, three faculty members were honored:

Prof. Veronika Burney
Veronika Burney
Lecturer of German Studies


Professor Mark Forsyth
Mark Forsyth
Professor of Biology

Professor Jackson Sasser
Jackson Sasser
Visiting Assistant Professor

of Government


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.