The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning has announced its 2023 Teaching Excellence Award recipients, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) proudly notes that eight of its faculty members have been recognized this year.
The Teaching Excellence Award is the university's salute to the significant work that faculty members devote to course planning and preparation, support of student engagement and learning, curriculum development, innovative teaching, advising, and undergraduate and graduate mentoring.
Adjunct Teaching Excellence Awards recognize the contributions of outstanding adjunct faculty members and are open to all adjunct faculty members who are currently teaching a course or who taught at least one course during the past current academic year, who also have at least six semesters of teaching experience at Mason.
Online Teaching Excellence Awards recognize the significant work that Mason faculty members devote to innovative online course planning and teaching. This award is open to all instructional faculty (adjuncts, term, tenure-track, and tenured faculty) who have taught at least one fully online course during the past academic year, who also have at least four semesters completed of teaching fully online courses at Mason.
The college congratulates its 2023 Teaching Excellence Award honorees:
- Carrie Bonilla, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Teaching Excellence Award
- Shayna Maskell, School of Integrative Studies, Teaching Excellence Award
- Alison Melley, Department of Psychology, Teaching Excellence Award
- Larry Guerin, Department of Criminology, Law, and Society, Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award
- Aoi Yamanaka, School of Integrative Studies, Online Teaching Excellence Award
- Carlos Chism, Department of English, Online Teacher of Distinction
- Ariel Goldenthal, Department of English, Online Teacher of Distinction
- Catherine Wright, Department of Communication, Online Teacher of Distinction
“The Teaching in Excellence Awards honor our faculty’s dedication and their commitment to creating a supportive and engaging learning environment—whether it be in-person, hybrid or online,” said Ann Ardis, dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. “I’m proud to celebrate the work of our colleagues who made a significant impact on their students’ academic success.”
Award winners were recognized at the 2023 Celebration of Teaching Excellence ceremony on Monday, April 17, 2023. Congratulations to all of the award winners!
April 21, 2023