From jazz to biology, the seven recipients of the Distinguished Teaching
Award and one recipient of the Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate
Mentor Award cover the spectrum of subject matter. They also share
the ability to inspire students to incredible heights. You can find
profiles of the award winners at http://www.washington.edu/facultystaff/awards/.
From left in photo:
Scott Freeman, ’90
He’s known as an engaging teacher and for his ability to learn the names of all 700 students who take his introductory biology class.
Associate Professor, Educational
Leadership and Policies Studies
“People love being inspired and challenged to learn by someone who authentically cares who they are and what they think.”—Colleague
Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
& Sciences, UW Bothell
“I have Professor Gillespie to thank for recognizing an ability in me that I did not see in myself.”—Student
Scott A. Hauck, ’92, ’95
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Begins each class with a “question of the day” to jump-start students’ minds, even if the question is not matched to a lecture.
Assistant Professor, Jazz Studies
“As a teacher and mentor to students, he is as much the virtuoso as when he is playing the trumpet.”—School of Music Director
J. Mark Pendras, ’94
Assistant Professor, Urban
Studies, UW Tacoma
“He puts in more time … extracting excellence than anyone I know.”
A recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1996, she was honored with this year’s Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award.
Senior Lecturer, English
Year after year, this petite teacher routinely earns the highest ratings in the UW’s English Department.