Teaching Prize Recipients

Our faculty have won numerous awards for the excellence of their teaching.

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Walzer ’56 Award for Teaching

The Walzer ’56 Award for Teaching is given to a tenure-track faculty member who combines superlative scholarship with inspired teaching.

  • 2018: Anita Hannig, Anthropology

  • 2017: Derron Wallace, Education and Sociology

  • 2016: Jasmine Johnson, African & Afro-American Studies and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

  • 2014: Xing Hang, History

  • 2013: Sara Shostak, Sociology

  • 2010: Maura J. Farrelly, American Studies

  • 2008: Wendy Cadge, Sociology

  • 2006: Donald B. Katz, Psychology and Neuroscience

  • 2005: Janet McIntosh, Anthropology

  • 2004: Derek Isaacowitz, Psychology

  • 2003: Can Erbil, Economics

  • 2001: Chad Brown, Economics

  • 1999: Govind Sreenivasan, History

  • 1997: Sarah Lamb, Anthropology

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Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching

The Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching honors a tenured or contract faculty member for his or her outstanding teaching.

  • 2017: Daniel Breen, Legal Studies

  • 2014: Laura Goldin, Environmental Studies

  • 2011: Eileen McNamara, Journalism

  • 2008: Marya Levenson, Education

  • 2005: William E. Kapelle, History

  • 2002: Robert C. Hunt, Anthropology

  • 2001: Mary Davis, American Studies

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Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer ’69 Prize for Excellence in Teaching & Mentoring

The Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer ’69 and Joseph Neubauer Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring honors a faculty member who is involved in the cocurricular and extracurricular life of the campus, and more importantly, has had a significant impact on students lives as an exceptional teacher, mentor, adviser and friend.

  • 2016: Sarah Lamb, Anthropology

  • 2013: Donald B. Katz, Psychology

  • 2011: Richard Gaskins, American Studies and Legal Studies

  • 2010: Elizabeth Ferry, Anthropology

  • 2007: David Cunningham, Sociology

  • 2005: Ibrahim K. Sundiata, African & Afro-American Studies and History

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GSAS Dean of Arts & Sciences Mentoring Award

The GSAS Dean of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Award honors a faculty member for outstanding ability as a mentor of graduate students.

  • 2018: Laura Miller, Sociology

  • 2017: Lotus Goldberg, Computational Linguistics

  • 2015: Eva Bellin, Politics

  • 2012: Wendy Cadge, Sociology

  • 2011: Michael Willrich, History

  • 2009: Derek Isaacowitz, Psychology

  • 2008: Jacqueline Jones, History

  • 2006: Jane Kamensky, History

  • 2005: Karen V. Hansen, Sociology