The UCLA Academic Senate will announce at today's Legislative Assembly meeting the recipients of UCLA's highest honor for teaching, the Distinguished Teaching Awards, given to Senate faculty members, teaching assistants and non-Senate faculty members.
The awards recognize academically and professionally accomplished individuals who bring respect and admiration to the scholarship of teaching. Recipients are selected from nominations received by colleagues and leaders across the campus and recommendations by students.
Senate faculty awardees:
Donald Buth — Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Alex Purves — Classics
Eric Sung — Dentistry
Abigail Saguy — Gender Studies and Sociology
Ingrid Eagly — Law
Alvaro Sagasti — Molecular, Cell and Development Biology
In addition, three special awards are made to Senate winners of the Distinguished Teaching Awards. This year, professor Buth will receive the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching, professor Purves will be awarded the Distinction in Teaching at the Graduate Level, and professor Sagasti will receive the Undergraduate Mentorship Award.
Teaching assistant awardees:
Aaron Crawford — Sociology
Matthew Thomas Fontana — Chemistry and Biochemistry
Gabbrielle Johnson — Philosophy
Sydney Miller — English
Kendra Nyberg — Bioengineering and Integrative Biology and Physiology
Non-Senate faculty awardees:
Dr. Jason Napolitano — Medicine
Benjamin James Lewis — Linguistics
Mary Corey — History
All of the winners will be honored during the annual Andrea L. Rich Night to Honor Teaching ceremony in the fall, an event co-hosted by the Academic Senate and the UCLA Office of Instructional Development. The UCLA Alumni Association first presented the Distinguished Teaching Awards in 1961 to Academic Senate members. Click here to see all the recipients of these awards.