Morgan Chia-Wen Sze and Bobbi Josephine Hernandez Distinguished Teaching Prize

The Morgan Chia-Wen Sze and Bobbi Josephine Hernandez Distinguished Teaching Prize will be awarded to recognize professorial faculty for excellence in teaching, and will be awarded alternately over a three-year cycle to faculty in the humanities, social sciences and the natural sciences and mathematics.  The donors would like to encourage all award recipients to use a portion of the award to travel anywhere in the world of interest to them and through that travel “to bring the world back to Cornell”.  

Eligibility

Eligible Title:

Professorial faculty

Criteria:

The prize is awarded to recognize faculty for excellence in teaching and will be awarded alternately over a three-year cycle to faculty in the humanities, social sciences and the natural sciences and mathematics The award recipient will be encouraged to use a portion of the award to travel anywhere in the world of interest to them and, through that travel, “bring the world back to Cornell.” 

Available Awards:

One award - $25,000

Rotation of Awards:   

  • 2020 - Social Sciences
  • 2021 - Humanities & Arts
  • 2022 - Natural Sciences & Math

Nomination Process

The 2022 nomination submission deadline is Friday, 25 February, 2022.

Required documentation includes:

  1. Chair’s nomination letter, which should include a brief summary of teaching evaluation data
  2. Candidate’s CV
  3. List of all courses taught
  4. Letters of support from students (maximum of 5)

All materials in the nomination package should be submitted as a single pdf.

Click here to submit a nomination package.

Recipients

2021-22

  • Kyle Lancaster, chemistry and chemical biology

2020-21

  • David Smith, psychology
  • Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, literatures in English

2018-19

  • Tara Holm, mathematics

2017-18

  • Amy Villarejo, performing and media arts, comparative literature, and feminist, gender and sexuality studies
  • Lydia Fakundiny, English
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