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Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition

Posted: 1/21/2011 1:37:04 PM
It is a pleasure and a privilege for me to announce the three recipients of this year’s David and Linda Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition:

Timothy Hedges
Stephen Spiess
Ori Weisberg

The four of us on the prize selection committee this year had to make some extraordinarily difficult decisions this year, given the pool of highly qualified and talented instructors in the English Department Writing Program who were nominated. I would like to take this moment to congratulate all the instructors who were nominated. It is truly inspiring to get to read the letters from all of these instructors’ students and colleagues. And I think that all of us on the committee found ourselves thinking at various points, “I should try that in my own teaching!” as we read about the highly effective, thoughtful, innovative activities and assignments that all of these instructors employ in their classes.  The three instructors who were selected this year are remarkable for the energy, passion, insight, pedagogical skill and creativity, and commitment they bring to the teaching of writing.

Please join me and the rest of the committee in congratulating these accomplished instructors and celebrating their achievements.

Anne Curzan
Associate Professor & Arthur F. Thurnau Professor



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