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.

NYU community members (i.e. administrators, alumni, current students, faculty, and staff) wishing to submit a nomination are encouraged to contact their School 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) -
Gregory Erickson
Clinical Professor
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
Joyce Apsel
Clinical Professor
Liberal Studies Google Form
Taneli Kukkonen
NYU Abu Dhabi Google Form
Lena Scheen
Assistant Professor
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 Qualtrics Form
Carol Tosone
Silver School of Social Work
Ted Magder
Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
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 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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