Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching
The Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching honors an individual for his or her outstanding teaching.
The award, which carries a stipend of $2,500, is presented annually at the April faculty meeting.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to submit nominations. The recipient is selected by the Dean of Arts and Sciences upon the recommendation of a committee consisting of three faculty, including previous Teaching Prize recipients, in consultation with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Decisions are based on nomination letters, teaching evaluations, Faculty Activity Reports and CVs. Nominations are due by March 1, 2023.
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics
- "Not only were all of his courses interesting in content, he was at all times committed to improving the learning experience for his students —he would shift the room setup in order to encourage discussion, was careful to encourage participation, and made sure each student understood the content."
- "He made consistent efforts in guiding students throughout their time in the program and preparingthem for their future whether or not that future involved Linguistics. It was an honor to be taught by, and work with, Professor Plaster and he is incredibly deserving of this award."
- "He is not only effective at leading a classroom, but the work he assigns is challenging and engaging."
|2021||Lucía Reyes de Deu||Hispanic Studies|
|2020||Antonella Di Lillo||Computer Science|
|2017||Daniel Breen||Legal Studies|
|2015||Jennifer Cleary||Theater Arts|
|2014||Laura Goldin||Environmental Studies|
|2012||Irina Dubinina||German, Russian and Asisan Languages and Literature|
|2007||Lizbeth Hedstrom||Biochemistry and Chemistry|
|2006||Dan L. Perlman||Biology, Environmental Studies|
|2004||Olga Broumas||Creative Writing|
|2003||H. Michael Coiner||Economics|
|2002||Robert C. Hunt||Anthropology|
|2001||Mary Davis||American Studies|
|1998||No prize awarded|
|1997||Paola Servino||Romance and Comparative Literature (Italian)|
|1995||John Bush Jones||Theater Arts|
|1994||John Burt||English and American Literature|
|1993||Stephen Whitfield||American Studies|
|1992||Cheryl Walker||Classical Studies|
|1990||David Hackett Fischer||History|
|1989||Ann Koloski-Ostrow||Classical Studies|
|1986||John Smith||English and American Literature|