Excellence in Teaching Awards

Each year the Committee on Teaching selects faculty to receive Excellence in Teaching Awards. Given in spring, the awards honor UCSC instructors who have demonstrated exemplary and inspiring teaching. Nominations are first submitted by students and then narrowed down by the committee for further consideration.  The committee looks for evidence that the nominee has thought deeply about teaching and learning and effectively applies that thinking in the classroom.

The committee is pleased to announce the following 2023-24 winners:

  • Lisa Berkley, Crown College
  • Carolyn Dean, History of Art and Visual Culture 
  • Sakae Fujita, Language and Applied Linguistics
  • Naya Jones, Sociology and Global and Community Health
  • Pedro Morales-Almazan,  Mathematics, Rob Ruby Recipient
  • Barun Dhar, Physics
  • Abdelrahman El Fikky, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
  • Samantha Gorman, Computational Media