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University Teaching Awards

Each year, the University Teaching Awards are conferred to individual faculty members through the Office of the Provost. These exemplary faculty demonstrate excellence in classroom teaching and represent innovative curricular leadership across the university. University Teaching Award recipients come from across all six Evanston undergraduate schools and NU-Qatar, and are celebrated here for their contribution to student learning.

University Teaching Award Faculty Recipients

1992 - 2019

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 2019 Recipients

Kevin Boyle

Kevin Boyle

Professor in History, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Boyle's teaching focuses on the interpretation of historical narratives where an “interpretation’s strength rests on both the rigor of its argument and the precision of its prose.” Read more about Kevin Boyle

Mesmin Destin

Mesmin Destin

Associate Professor in School of Education and Social Policy and in the Department of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Destin encourages “students to explore their own identities and use that as powerful motivation for making change in the world.” Read more about Mesmin Destin. 

  

Mitra J. Hartmann

Mitra J. Hartmann

Professor in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Hartmann has been credited for her dedication to continuously innovating and encouraging problem solving skills to enhance student learning.  Read more about Mitra J. Hartmann.

 

Danny M. Cohen

Danny M. Cohen

Associate Professor of Instruction, School of Education and Social Policy

Cohen incorporates a variety of media to engage students including "empirical research, documentary films, comedy writing, popular music, fiction, feature films, serious games, and atrocity survivor testimonies.” Read more about Danny M. Cohen.  

Sara Owsley Sood

Sara Owsley Sood

Associate Professor of Instruction in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Sood seeks to foster “an environment that encourages growth mindset where students know that their intelligence is not fixed, but rather they can grow.” Read more about Sara Owsley Sood.