Three faculty from the Division of the Humanities were honored for their excellence and commitment to teaching. Elaine Hadley, Professor and Chair in the Department of English Language and Literature, received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring, along with Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School, the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Committee on Social Thought, and the College.
Jason Merchant, Professor and Chair in the Department of Linguistics, will receive the Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
From the University New Office:
Although each award has a distinct history and traditions, they all speak to the University’s dedication to fostering a culture of teaching innovation. That idea dates to University founder William Rainey Harper, who saw excellence in teaching as essential to maintaining a globally preeminent research university.
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