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Dr. Jill Wood Wins Prestigious Teaching Award

Dr. Wood received the 2020 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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Dr. Jill Wood Wins Prestigious Teaching Award

Dr. Wood received the 2020 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. The George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, named for the seventh president of the University (1882-1907), is presented each year to four faculty members who have devoted substantial effort to and developed a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Wood sees the University as a place that informs change by empowering her students to be agents of social justice. Her courses frequently deal with issues of power, control, oppression and freedom. So, it’s no surprise that the results can be empowering and transformational for students.

Her teaching practice involves three simultaneous practices. First, she creates an accessible learning environment where students feel valued and respected. She wants her students to feel comfortable participating because, she said, it’s an integral part of the learning process.