Great Teacher Award

Established in 1988 by the Board of Trustees, the Temple University Great Teacher Awards recognize three faculty members annually for their continuous excellence in teaching. Each award carries a stipend of $15,000, and each awardee receives a commemorative sculpture by Professor Stanley Lechtzin of the Tyler School of Art. In addition, each recipient's name is engraved on the wall of the Founder's Garden. The awards are presented at a special convocation in April which honors individual winners and their contributions to Temple's tradition of teaching excellence.

Temple students and faculty recognize extraordinary teaching and appreciate its result - extraordinary learning. But in the culture of academia, all too often teaching is less publicly rewarded than published research, and there is little recognition of the interconnections between scholarly excellence and teaching excellence. With the Great Teacher Awards, we recognize and honor Temple's excellent teachers on behalf of our students.

2012-13

Mitrabarun Sarkar, FSBM
James Shellenberger, Law

2011-12

Shohreh Amini, Biology
Sarah Bauerle Bass, Public Health

2010-11

Brian Goldstein, CHPSW
Joan Shapiro, Education

2009-10

John Johnson, Music & Dance
Miles Orvell, Liberal Arts
Jonathan Scott, FSBM

2008-09

Maria Fornatora, Dentistry
Daniel Tompkins, Liberal Arts
Christine Woyshner, Education

2007-08

Helen Kwalwasser, Music & Dance
Paul Lyons, Medicine
Edward Rosenthal, FSBM

2006-07

Eli Goldblatt, Liberal Arts
Ronald Rubin, Medicine
David Sonenshein, Law

2005-06

Stanley Whitney, Tyler
Therese Dolan, Tyler
John McClendon, FSBM

2004-05

David Zitarelli, CST
Marsha Weinraub, CLA
Thomas Fekete, Medicine

2003-04

Kevin Delaney, CLA
Laura Little, Law
Joan Mellen, CLA

2002-03

Joel Sheffield, CST
Stephen Krulik, Education
R.B. Drennan, Jr., FSBM

2001-02

David Hill, CST
Carolyn Karcher, CLA
Nancy Knauer, Law

2000-01

Kenneth Bruscia, Music & Dance
Richard Eisenstaedt, Medicine
Julia Ericksen, CLA

1999-00

Brian Butz, Engineering
Philip Hineline, CLA
Mel Silberman, Education

1998-99

Warren Bass, SCAT
Terry Halbert, SBM
Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, CLA

1997-98

Raymond Coughlin, CAS
David Dalton, CAS
Anthony DiBenedetto, SBM
Chuan Long Lin, CAS
Phillip Yanella, CAS

1996-97

Edrie Ferdun, HPERD
Philip Kendall, CAS
Gerald Sterling, Medicine
Edward Trayes, SCAT
Harvey Wedeen, Music

1995-96

Orin Chein, CAS
John Pron, ALAH
Sheryl Ruzek, HPERD
Joseph Scorsone, Tyler
Jagbir Singh, SBM

1994-95

Sarah Hilsendager, HPERD
Dieter Forster, CAS
Laurence Steinberg, CAS
Robert Hamilton, SBM
Cathy Morano, Education

1993-94

Richard Cramer, Tyler
Sarah Long, Medicine
Thomas Patterson, CAS
Howard Spodek, CAS
Michael Wang, Medicine

1992-93

Harry Bailey, CAS
Peter Goodwin, CAS
Rajan Chandran, SBM
Susan Wheelan, Education
Donald Price, Law

1991-92

Nina Hillman, CAS
Robert Walter, Education
Bennet Lorber, Medicine
Eve Meyer, Music
Neil Kosh, Tyler

1990-91

Samuel Hodge, SBM
Howard Blake, Education
Robert Weinberg, CAS
Burton Carrow, Music
Dawn Marks, Medicine

1989-90

Leroy Carl, SCAT
Joseph Schmuckler, Education
Edwin Gordon, Music
Stanley Lechtzin, Tyler
J. Robert Troyer, Medicine

1988-89

Arvind Phatak, SBM
Diane Bryen, Education
Richard Kennedy, CAS
Roger Anliker, Tyler
Carson Schneck, Medicine