International Educators Among Recipients of 2009 Distinguished Teaching Awards

From UW-Madison Communications

Ten University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty will receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards. A ceremony and reception are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the Lee Lounge at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.

Among the recipients are:

Richard Goodkin, professor of French and Italian, Chancellor’s Award.
Goodkin has taught everything ranging from French language courses to graduate seminars, specializing in 17th century French literature, and in doing so has developed a reputation as a professor who prizes interaction with students in the classroom and who devotes himself to responding to students’ work, writes nominator Anne Vila, chair of the department.

Rudy Koshar, George L. Mosse WARF Professor of History and Religious Studies, Chancellor’s Award.
Koshar’s current area of research is the history of European religious thought, and he recently created a new course on the subject. “This course constitutes a valuable addition in an unjustly neglected area of interest, as well as a contribution to the university’s major in religious studies,” McDonald writes.

Click here to read about all the recipients.