Senate Excellence in Teaching Award
The Senate's Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes an SDSU faculty member for contributions
made to students, respective academic disciplines, and the campus communities. The
primary criterion of this award is teaching excellence. The awardee receives the title Senate Distinguished Professor and a stipend. Qualified nominees may be tenured, tenure-track (probationary), or FERP.
Senate's Excellence in Teaching Award AY 2018-19
On behalf of the Senate Officers, the Faculty Honors and Awards Committee (FHA) ... and ultimately the Senate, my thanks to our seven Teaching Excellence Award nominees and the College Deans/Associate Deans who supported them.
FHA members spent considerable time reviewing submitted materials before making their selection--and this excerpt from Chair Matt Anderson's letter to me illustrates the challenge he and the Committee members faced in choosing a single award recipient.
"The Faculty Honors and Awards Committee received seven nominations for the Senate Excellence in Teaching Award. The Committee met and deliberated on the nominations, and was deeply impressed with the quality of the nominees and the scope of their teaching endeavors. All nominees were truly exceptional with their contributions to discovery and dissemination of knowledge at SDSU. We were only able to recommend one of the nominees for this award but we feel that all nominees were deserving a recognition with their exceptional teaching and teaching innovations."
Ultimately, the Committee recommended (and we all congratulate) Professor Audrey Hokoda (College of Education/Department of Child and Family Development). As many of you know, Dr. Hokoda's teaching and research areas are associated with domestic issues, peer relationships and conflict resolution; given her longstanding reputation as a caring and innovative educator, it's no surprise that so many of her students have themselves won prestigious awards and opted to enter the academy.
Dr. Hokoda received a stipend of $10,000, and the title Senate Distinguished Professor.
|Audrey Hokoda (Child and Family Development)||2019|
|Eve Kornfeld (History)||2018|
|John Elder (Public Health)||2017|
|Matt Anderson (Physics)||2015|
|Jennifer Imazeki (Economics)||2014|
|Elizabeth Pollard (History)||2013|
|Julio Valdes (Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering)||2011|
|Rebecca Moore (Religious Studies)||2010|
|Brian Spitzberg (Communication)||2009|
|Paul Gilbert (Psychology)||2008|
|Garry Girty (Geology)||2006|