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.

DTA Teaching Awards

NYU community members (administrators, alumni, current students, faculty, and staff) wishing to submit a nomination are encouraged to contact their school representative, using the listed method of communication, no later than Thursday, December 7, 2023. Final nominations from school representatives to the NYU All-University Selection Committee are due on Friday, February 16, 2024.

Committee Member School / Organization / Unit Submit Nominations To
Armanda Lewis
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
College of Arts & Science
Leila Jahangiri
Professor with Chair - NTE
College of Dentistry
Heidi White
Clinical Professor of Liberal Studies
Continuing Faculty Senators Council (C-FSC)
Laura Slatkin
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Joan Cangiarella
Associate Professor
Grossman School of Medicine
Aswath Damodaran
Kerschner Family Professor of Finance Education
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Joyce Apsel
Clinical Professor
Liberal Studies
Erich Dietrich
Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education
NYU Abu Dhabi Google Form
Adrienne Burke
NYUAA Board Member and Co-Chair of the Awards Committee
NYU Alumni Association
Weiwei Weng
Associate Professor/Undergraduate Coordinator
NYU Shanghai Google Form
Erica G. Foldy
Associate Professor of Public Administration
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
Diana Silver
School of Global Public Health
Lisa Waldman
Associate Dean / Chief Operating Officer
School of Law
Hui Soo Chae
Clinical Professor and Executive Director, Learning and Teaching Nexus
School of Professional Studies Qualtrics Form
Carol Tosone
Silver School of Social Work
Mara Mills 
Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Teresa Feroli
Associate Professor and Chief Inclusivity Officer
Tandon School of Engineering
Diane Hughes
Professor of Applied Psychology
Tenured/Tenured Track Faculty Senators Council (T-FSC)
Fred Carl
Co-Associate Dean of Faculty and Associate Arts Professor
Tisch School of the Arts Google Form

2022–2023 DTA Winners

Donatella Delfino

Clinical Professor of Mathematical Studies
School of Professional Studies

Erica Foldy

Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Deepak Hegde

Professor, Management & Organizations
Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Spike Lee

Professor, Graduate Film
Tisch School of the Arts

Michelle Munson

Silver School of Social Work

Melvin Rosenfeld

Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Grossman School of Medicine

DTA Video Series

Interviews with annual award winners who share successful classroom strategies, and how they continue to grow as teachers in spite of and because of the challenges they face.

If you could travel back in time, what would you tell yourself on your first day of teaching?

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