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University Teaching Awards

Northwestern University offers three awards to recognize individual faculty members who have consistently:

Collectively these awards celebrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and are known as the University Teaching Awards.

For more information about the University Teaching Awards, visit the About the Awards page or send an email to teachingawards@northwestern.edu.

Congratulations to the 2015 Recipients

Deborah Cohen

Deborah Cohen

Peter B. Ritzma Professor of History, Weinberg College of Arts and Science

Deborah Cohen is known for her energetic lectures and ability to spark interest in historical topics through imaginative and innovative assignments. Read more.
Walter B. Herbst

Walter B. Herbst

Clinical Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Master Product Design and Development Management Program, McCormick School of Engineering

Walter B. Herbst has had an illustrious career as an award-winning global product designer. Read more.
David N. Rapp

David N. Rapp

Professor of Learning Sciences, School of Education and Social Policy and Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

With a dual appointment, Rapp works to build connections between the two schools through his extensive student teaching, advising, and mentoring activities. Read more.
Karen Smilowitz

Karen Smilowitz

Professor in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

A Northwestern faculty member since 2001, Smilowitz has had a tremendous impact on the school’s curriculum, teaching courses such as Supply-Chain Modeling and Analysis, which instructs students on real world issues related to humanitarian, non-, and for- profit logistics. Read more.
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