Twelve members of New York University’s Faculty of Arts and Science have been honored as winners of Golden Dozen awards, which are given annually by NYU’s College of Arts and Science. The winners will be recognized at the College’s Baccalaureate Ceremony held at Madison Square Garden on Sun., May 11.
The Golden Dozen awards celebrate those faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and service to undergraduates. They are selected by a CAS Faculty Committee from nominations made by their colleagues and students.
This year’s award winners are: Susan Anton (Associate Professor of Anthropology); Andrea Dortmann (Language Lecturer of German); Thomas Ertman (Associate Professor of Sociology); Darlene Forrest (Director of Faculty Development in Expository Writing); Ruth Horowitz (Professor of Sociology); Xiaoxiao Jiao (Senior Language Lecturer of East Asian Studies); Laurence Lockridge (Professor of English); Michael (Mick) Moloney (Global Distinguished Professor of Irish Studies and Music); John Moran (Clinical Assistant Professor of French); Anne Rademacher (Assistant Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis/Environmental Studies); Shanker Satyanath (Associate Professor of Politics); and Tyler Volk (Associate Professor of Biology and Science Director of Environmental Studies).
In addition to these members of the Arts and Science faculty, the College also honored the following graduate students with Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards: Lydia Butt (German); Forest Hylton (History); Shira Kohn (History); Albert Laguna (English); Suzanne Price (Anthropology); Sandra Rozental (Anthropology); and Brett Wisniewski (Classics).
CAS’s Outstanding Teaching Award for adjunct professors, graduate instructors, and part-time or new faculty was given to: Kristina Harris (Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry); Betty Ming Liu (Adjunct Professor of Journalism); Jonathan Mischkot (Language Lecturer of Expository Writing); Peter Rajsingh (Adjunct Instructor of Politics); Seema Srivastava (Adjunct Professor of Art History); and Fran Stern (Adjunct Assistant Professor of Journalism).
Winners are selected by a faculty committee that consults the candidates’ departments and takes into account evidence of their teaching effectiveness, not just in traditional classroom settings but also as research mentors, advisers, and program builders. In addition to the recognition of their students and colleagues, Golden Dozen recipients receive a $1,500 addition to their base salary, and their departments receive a one-time grant of $500 from the College for the enhancement of undergraduate education.