Distinguished Teaching Award

The Distinguished Teaching Award in Arts & Sciences was established in 2014 by Dean Barbara Schaal to honor and publicly recognize an outstanding faculty member in Arts & Sciences for his or her exceptional teaching. Arts & Sciences has a long history of distinguished educators and innovative teaching that enriches the lives of undergraduate and graduate students, and the establishment of this award is a tribute to this tradition. 

All tenured and tenure-track Arts & Sciences faculty, professors of the practice, lecturers, and adjuncts are eligible and may be nominated by anyone in the Washington University community.  

Nomination Instructions

Letters of nomination should describe the nominee's overall contributions to teaching in Arts & Sciences and include specific examples that showcase the faculty member's excellence in the classroom and transformative impact on students. Submit nominations to the Dean’s office via mail, Campus Box 1094, or email to Jennifer Gibbs, jgibbs@wustl.edu.

Past Recipients

Stan Braude
Professor of the Practice of Biology

Lerone Martin
Associate Professor of Religion and Politics

Megan Daschbach 
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

John Shareshian
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Eric Brown
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Amanda Carey
Senior Lecturer in Spanish

Ke Nie
Lecturer in Chinese in East Asian Languages and Cultures

Joseph “Pepe” Schraibman
Professor of Spanish in Romance Languages and Literatures

Kathryn Mairin Hynes
Lecturer in Physics

Ignacio Sánchez Prado
Associate Professor of Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Film and Media Studies

Jami Ake
Senior Lecturer of Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities
Senior Lecturer of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Douglas Chalker
Associate Professor of Biology