Six faculty members are honored with Yale College teaching prizes

In interviews and videos, the winners of this year's undergraduate teaching prizes talk about their goals in the classroom, what they've learned from students, and which teachers inspired them.

The teachers will be celebrated at a reception hosted by Yale College Dean Mary E. Miller on Monday, April 23, at 5 p.m. in the lecture hall of Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St. The public is invited.

The award winners were designated by the Yale College Committee on Teaching, Learning, and Advising, chaired by Karen Wynn, professor of psychology, based on student nominations. They are:

George A. Chauncey

Professor of history and American studies
The Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities

History becomes personal — and alive — in George Chauncey’s classroom

See story and video.

Laurie R. Santos

Associate professor of psychology and director of the Yale’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
The Lex Hixon ’63 Prize for Excellence in the Social Sciences

In her lectures, Laurie Santos inspires curiosity and potential colleagues

See story and video.

Andrew J. Casson

The Philip Schuyler Beebe Professor of Mathematics
The Dylan Hixon ’88 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Natural Sciences

Making clear the mathematically complex is priority number one for Andrew Casso

See story and video.

Anne Fadiman

The Francis Writer-in-Residence and adjunct professor in English
The Richard H. Brodhead ’68 Prize for Teaching Excellence by Non-Ladder Faculty

In Anne Fadiman’s writing classes, it’s all about making what is good ‘even better’

See story and video.

Ronald B. Smith

The Damon Wells Professor of Geology and Geophysics and professor of mechanical engineering
The Harwood F. Byrnes/Richard B. Sewall Teaching Prize

Nature is more than just beauty, Ronald Smith demonstrates in his classroom

See story and video.

Moira Fradinger

Associate professor of comparative literature
The Sarai Ribicoff Award for the Encouragement of Teaching at Yale College

Conversations continue, and some questions go unanswered in Moira Fradinger’s classes

See story and video.

Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with LinkedIn Share this with Email Print this

Media Contact

Office of Public Affairs & Communications:, 203-432-1345