Michael L. Walzer '56 Award for Teaching
The Michael L. Walzer '56 Award for Teaching is given annually to a tenure-track faculty member who combines superlative scholarship with inspired teaching.
The $2,500 award 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 in March 1, 2023.
Assistant Professor of History
- "I have taken nearly a major’s worth of history courses, and never before have I had a professor who has had as unique an approach to teaching history as Professor Childs. He addressed the concept of history itself and the inclusiveness/exclusiveness of its production as a foundational lens through which we evaluated primary and secondary sources. He challenged us to consider and ask questions that truly interrogate history, the way language is used, and to pay attention to whose voices are heard and whose have been silenced."
- "Professor Childs truly brings his artistry into his teaching. He lectures almost lyrically -engaging his students, inciting their critical thinking, and chronicling the history of graffiti in a clear and concise way."
- "He is a role model that is devoted to his discipline and his students."
|2021||Wangui Muigai||History and African and African American Studies|
|2017||Derron Wallace||Education, Sociology|
|2016||Jasmine Johnson||African and African American Studies; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies|
|2011||Tory Fair||Fine Arts|
|2010||Maura Jane Farrelly||American Studies|
|2009||Peter Kalb||Fine Arts|
|2007||Adrianne Krstansky||Theater Arts|
|2006||Donald Katz||Psychology, Neuroscience|
|2002||ChaeRan Freeze||Near Eastern and Judaic Studies|
|2000||Michael Randall||Romance and Comparative Literature|
|1998||No prize awarded|
|1996||Lynette Bosch||Fine Arts|
|1993||Mary Campbell||English and American Literature|
|1991||Marc Brettler||Near Eastern and Judaic Studies|
|1990||Philip Harper||English and American Literature|
|1989||William Flesch||English and American Literature|
|1988||Helena Michie||English and American Literature|
|1985||James Merod||English and American Literature|
|1984||Martha Morrison||Classical Studies|