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.

2023. John C. Berg. During his six decades at the UW, Berg has earned a reputation as one of the University’s most beloved professors. A common refrain among his students: “John is the best teacher I ever had.” He is a role model for dedication, unpretentiousness and sincerity. His teaching, mentorship and support of students is unmatched.

Past DTLA Recipients

Selection criteria

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