The following members of the Brown teaching community
have been recognized with the Harriet W. Sheridan Award for
Distinguished Contribution to Teaching and Learning since
1997. Click on a name to see the citation for that individual.
Citations are available from 1999 through the present.
Your outstanding letters of support are testament to your unending commitment to your students and colleagues, and to the success of your department. Your students have repeatedly highlighted your impact on their academic experience at Brown. “This course,” wrote one student, “single-handedly changed the way I learn.” Through your endeavors to change the way students learn, think about, and understand the world, you bring to your courses a passion for explaining why history matters, pushing and inspiring students to explore ideas and challenge assumptions. This commitment has extended beyond the classroom to the realm of history education nationally. Through your interactions with faculty members across various institutions, including community colleges and research universities, you’ve developed a keen understanding of the challenges read more ...
You are legendary amongst students for your genuine love for teaching and your transformational mentorship. Your innovative and cutting-edge pedagogy has contributed to the growth of Portuguese as a Foreign Language at Brown and to the evolution of your department’s faculty toward a more enlightened practice of reflective teaching in language, literature and culture. As such, your colleagues note that you have built the Portuguese-language acquisitions program to be one of the best if not the best in the country. And you have done so through a spirit of unending generosity by guiding new instructors and sharing not only your curriculum materials but your actual teaching practice, opening up your advanced language course to provide them with hands-on experience. Your contributions to teaching extend far beyond your impact on students and colleagues. You’ve fostered change at the regional, national and international read more ...
Your students and colleagues collectively voice the impact you have had on engaging the Physics department in dialogues centered on teaching and learning. You’ve encouraged sharing of best practices and new ideas from both senior and junior colleagues. Furthermore, your commitment to enhancing teaching and learning has extended beyond exploratory discussion – you have led by example, mentoring your colleagues and creating a welcoming learning environment for all of your students. Your wide-ranging experience in teaching courses from introductory level to the advanced graduate level has had a profound impact on countless generations of students. Moreover, you’ve dedicated your efforts toward enhancing every aspect of the curriculum – colleagues have applauded your devotion to improving the laboratory courses as thoroughly as the other read more...
- Andrew G. Campbell (Bio-MMI)
- Victoria P. Smith (Hispanic Studies)
- Nancy L. Thompson (Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies )
- Mari Jo Buhle (American Civilization/History)
- Anne Fausto-Sterling (BioMed - Molecular, Cellular Biology, Biochemistry)
- Leonard Tennenhouse (English/Comparative Literature/MCM)
- Martha Sharp Joukowsky (Anthropology; Old World Archaeology & Art)
- Lundy Braun (Bio-Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Environmental Studies; Africana Studies)
- Sheila Bonde (History of Art & Architecture)
- James T. McIlwain (Neuroscience)
- Andries van Dam (Computer Science)
- Peter Heywood (Bio-MCB)
- Kenneth R. Miller (Bio-MCB)
- Elizabeth Kirk (English)
- Stanley K. Stowers (Religious Studies)
- Susan Smulyan (American Civilization)
- John L. Thomas (History)
- William F. Wyatt, Jr. (Classics)
- Rebecca S. More (History; Sheridan Center)