About the UWAA


The Distinguished Teaching Legacy Award recognizes the UW teachers who inspired and influenced their students long after they left their classroom.

Nominators must have taken at least one class from the nominee, although consideration is also given to interactions outside of the classroom. The DTLA is part of the University’s annual Awards of Excellence celebration.

John Keating2020. John Keating. The late psychology professor, dean and vice provost played a critical role in creating the Department of American Ethnic Studies and helped to establish UW Tacoma and UW Bothell, opening the doors to higher education to first-generation students and students of color.

Past DTLA Recipients

Selection criteria

How to nominate