Congratulations to Matt Weinschenk, recipient of the 2011 Emory Williams Award for excellence in teaching. The award is conferred annually during Emory’s commencement exercises. From the Provost:
The Emory Williams Teaching Award is given in recognition of a record of excellence in teaching. The designation represents the highest university honor for teaching given to a full-time faculty member. The award was established by Emory Williams, a 1932 Emory College alumnus and long-time trustee.
Award recipients will receive a framed certificate at the Commencement ceremony of the school where the faculty member’s primary appointment is housed. The recognition also comes with a monetary award of $2,000.
Recipients hold a record of excellence in teaching, having made major contributions in their academic discipline to curriculum development, pedagogy, and educational innovation. They have earned the respect of colleagues both at Emory and in the larger academic community.
In addition to a stellar academic record and the accomplishments above, and in keeping with Williams’ wishes, the award honors faculty who:
Foster participation, inquiry, and creative expression in the classroom
Exemplify the highest quality of teaching scholarship
Serve as a mentor to students
Retain a continual record of outstanding accomplishment and ongoing commitment to teaching
Make significant contributions that impact and advance the university through teaching