Established in 1987, the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) highlights New York University's commitment to teaching excellence and is given annually to selected outstanding members of the faculty. Recipients are presented with a research stipend.

Students, faculty, and alumni wishing to submit a nomination are encouraged to contact their School Representative. Students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni are invited to submit nominations to their school's DTA representative no later than Friday, December 9, 2022. Final nominations from school representatives to the NYU All-University Selection Committee are due on Friday, February 17, 2023.

DTA Teaching Awards

Committee Member School / Organization / Unit Submit Nominations To
Richard Kalb
Associate Dean WSUC
College of Arts & Science
Leila Jahangiri
Professor with Chair - NTE
College of Dentistry
Donna Shelley
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
College of Global Public Health
Heidi White
Clinical Professor
Faculty of Arts and Science; Continuing Faculty Senators Council (C-FSC) -
Stephen Duncombe
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Joan Cangiarella
Associate Professor
Grossman School of Medicine
Aaron Tenenbein
Professor and Director of the Actuarial Science
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
TBD Liberal Studies Google Form
Taneli Kukkonen
NYU Abu Dhabi
TBD NYU Shanghai Google Form
John Gershman
Clinical Professor
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Dorothy Wholihan
Clinical Professor and Program Director, Advanced Practice Palliative Care Specialty Sequence
Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Lisa Waldman
Associate Dean / Chief Operating Officer
School of Law
Hui Soo Chae
Executive Director, Center for Academic Excellence and Support
School of Professional Studies
Carol Tosone
Silver School of Social Work
Elisa Riedo
Director, Faculty Development
Tandon School of Engineering
Gwendolyn Quinn
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Grossman School of Medicine; Tenured/Tenured Track Faculty Senators Council (T-FSC) -
Fred Carl
Co-Associate Dean of Faculty and Associate Arts Professor
Tisch School of the Arts

2021-2022 Distinguished Teaching Award Winners

2021-2022 Distinguished Teaching Award Winners (top left to bottom right): Donna Hallas, Clinical Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing; Sonia Marciano, Clinical Professor, Management & Organizations, Leonard N. Stern School of Business; Mara Mills, Associate Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; Michael Poles, Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine, Grossman School of Medicine; Mark Siegal, Professor, Biology and Genomics, Faculty of Arts and Science; Kenji Yoshino, Professor, School of Law.

Distinguished Teaching Award Video Series

Interviews with annual award winners who share successful classroom strategies along with the challenges they face.

2019-2020 DTA Winners

Despite their experience and expertise, winners of the 2019-2020 awards navigated new teaching terrain. They learned to improvise and to be agile during varied phases of the pandemic. They learned that technology offered opportunities to connect with students at a distance as never before, and that it also had its limits. And they continued to learn the value of engagement and inclusivity regardless of their teaching format. FInally, they learned to grow as teachers in spite of, and because of the challenges they faced.

Please watch interviews with DTA winners: Dolly Chugh, Stern School of Business, Kenneth Egol, Grossman School of Medicine, Troy McKenzie, School of Law, and Stephen Duncombe, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, as they discuss the following questions.

Who or what inspired you to teach?
What failures have made you a better teacher?
What strategies do you use to engage students?
How do you know when students are learning?
How do you ensure an inclusive classroom?
How did the pandemic transform your teaching?
How do you continue to grow as a teacher?

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