Professor Amy Shuman was presented with the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award on Tuesday, February 16, when a contingent of administrators (Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce McPheron, Arts and Sciences Executive Dean David Manderscheid, Arts and Humanities Divisional Dean Peter Hahn), colleagues, staff, and students burst into her English 7861 class in Denney Hall. Amy was nominated for this award by a number of her current and former graduate students, who wrote a detailed letter about her inspirational teaching, advising, and mentoring.
The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching annually recognizes a maximum of ten faculty members for their teaching excellence. Students, faculty, and alumni may nominate faculty; and a committee of students, previous recipients, and alumni choose the recipients.
Recipients are recognized with a $3,000 honorarium made possible by gifts from The Ohio State University Alumni Association, University Advancement, and the Office of Academic Affairs. In addition, the Office of Academic Affairs awards an increase of $1,200 to each recipient’s base salary. Members are also inducted into the Academy of Teaching: http://academy.osu.edu/.
Congratulations, Amy, on this esteemed and well-deserved recognition of your many years of excellent teaching of OSU students.