University Teaching Awards
Northwestern University offers three awards to recognize individual faculty members who have consistently:
- Demonstrated outstanding performance in classroom teaching,
- Developed significant innovations that have also influenced the methods and teaching effectiveness of other faculty, and
- Demonstrated evidence of significant curricular enhancement to undergraduate education.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the 2016 Recipients
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
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.
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
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.
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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.