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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 2016 Recipients

David W. Gatchell

David W. Gatchell

Clinical Associate Professor, Segal Design Institute, and Director of the Manufacturing and Design Engineering program, McCormick School of Engineering

David W. Gatchell is known for helping his students to identify their passion and realize their potential by understanding their intellectual, social, and emotional needs through which he can connect with them personally. Read more.
Elizabeth M. Gerber

Elizabeth M. Gerber

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, School of Communication, and Faculty Founder of Design for America

Elizabeth M. Gerber is a campus leader in design education, utilizing project-based learning and interdisciplinary collaborations to impart real-world design and innovation skills to her students. Read more.
Erik Gernand

Erik Gernand

Senior Lecturer in Radio, Television, and Film, School of Communication

In his teaching, Erik Gernand draws upon his industry experience in managing a video production company for nearly a decade, and the multiple award-winning short films he has written and directed. Read more.
Daniel J. O'Keefe

Daniel J. O'Keefe

Owen L. Coon Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, School of Communication

Daniel J. O'Keefe is an accomplished scholar and researcher in persuasion and argumentation, and a talented educator who is committed to the success of his students in the classroom and beyond. Read more.
Wendy Lee Wall

Wendy Lee Wall

Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities in the English Department, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and Director of the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Wendy Lee Wall strives to make literature and language of the early modern period accessible to her students in a way that influences their perspective on the world today. Read more.
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