Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
The AIA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award Committee invites nominations for the 2018 award. This prize may be awarded to up to one individual every year and includes a certificate of award. Individuals worthy of this award must have demonstrated excellence in the teaching of archaeology; developed innovative teaching methods or interdisciplinary curricula; a minimum of five years of teaching experience prior to being nominated, currently be engaged in teaching; and they must be members of the AIA in good standing.
Nominations should be made by letter and accompanied by a dossier of supporting materials. They should be made by individuals familiar with the candidate's teaching, such as administrators, departmental chairpersons or colleagues, former students, or faculty in other departments or institutions. Dossiers should include:
1) The nominating letter indicating how the candidate meets the criteria of the award
2) A current curriculum vitae of the nominee;
3) Four letters of recommendation, including at least one each from a student, a colleague, and academic superior;
4) A brief description of all relevant courses taught during the past five years, including some representative syllabi and course materials.
Due Date for Nomination
Completed nominations should be received by Institute Headquarters at the below address no later than September 1, 2017. Electronic submission is preferred.
Send materials to:
Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
c/o Archaeological Institute of America
656 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215-2006
FAX: (617) 353-6550
2017 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award: Bonna Daix Wescoat
Bonna Wescoat is with the Art History Department at Emory University, and holds her degrees from Oxford University (D.Phil., M.Phil.), the Institute of Archaeology, University of London (M.A.), and Smith College (A.B.). Her research interests are ancient Greek art and architecture, particularly sacred architecture, and digital modeling to investigate the interaction of landscape, architecture, and ritual experience. Her work centers on the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace, where she first worked as a graduate student years ago.
Past Winners of the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
|2016||Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow|
|2015||Nancy T. de Grummond|
|2014||Steven L. Tuck|
|2013||Elise A. Friedland|
|2009||Andrea M. Berlin|
|2007||Joan Breton Connelly|
|2006||Albert Leonard, Jr.|
|2003||David W. McCreery|
|2002||P. Nick Kardulias|
|1999||Patrick M. Thomas|
|1998||Susan E. Alcock|
|1997||Curtis N. Runnels|
|1996||Frederick A. Cooper|