Harvard Professors Recognized for Teaching and Advising
At the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) meeting on May 1, Dean Michael Smith conferred annual honors for distinguished teaching and advising, in several categories.
He named the following faculty members Harvard College Professors, FAS’s highest distinction for undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring:
- Diana Eck, Wertham professor of law and psychiatry in society, a scholar of religious studies, and master of Lowell House;
- Jorie Graham, Boylston professor of rhetoric and oratory, who led a recent Arts First presentation on Harvard poets (and was profiled in Harvard Magazine in 2001);
- Daniel Kahne, professor of chemistry and chemical biology;
- Jill M. Lepore, Kemper professor of American history, who is also a novelist and New Yorker correspondent; and
- David C. Parkes, McKay professor of computer science.
The Harvard College Professorship is a five-year designation; in addition to the honorary title, recipients receive funding to support their research, plus a semester of paid leave or summer salary.
Recipients of the Roslyn Abramson Award, for outstanding undergraduate teaching, are:
- Eric Beerbohm, assistant professor of government and of social studies; and
- Jennifer Hoffman, associate professor of physics.
The Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prizes, conferred by the Undergraduate Council, were awarded to:
- Jerusha Achterberg, preceptor in Expository Writing;
- Marko Loncar, associate professor of electrical engineering; and
- Abishai Vase '12, teaching fellow.
Both Loncar and Vase teach in Engineering Sciences 50, "Introduction to Electrical Engineering."
The Undergraduate Council also confers the John R. Marquand Prize for undergraduate advising. Recipients include:
- Sujata Bhatia, lecturer on biomedical engineering;
- Kirk Fergus, peer advising fellow;
- Ryan Rippel, tutor in Eliot House; and
- Leonard Wood, teaching fellow in Near Eastern languages and civilizations, in social studies, and in history.
The Graduate Student Council conferred its Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award on: