Stanford University
Thanks to top teachers

Thanks to the top teachers

BY Ker Than
ClockNovember 11, 2014

Professorial duties include not only staying on top of research, but also sharing knowledge by instructing graduate and undergraduate students. This year, in addition to selecting one professor to receive the annual School of Earth Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award (see related story on Geophysics professor Eric Dunham), several faculty who demonstrated consistent excellence in teaching were also honored at a recent faculty dinner. 

The recognized professors either ranked in the top 25-30 percent of Earth Sciences faculty over the past three years in school-wide annual evaluations on undergraduate and graduate teaching or made significant contributions to a teaching task force that was organized last year to further improve education within the school. One of the ideas to emerge from the task force was to demonstrably recognize and value good teaching.

Pamela Matson, the Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth Sciences, announced the honorees. "It was fantastic to acknowledge a subset of our faculty who are making ongoing and consistent contributions to teaching at Stanford," Matson said.

This year's teaching award recipients included:

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