Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

2014 Undergraduate Teaching winner Steven Tuck

The AIA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award Committee invites nominations for the 2015 award. This prize may be awarded to up to one individual every year and includes a certificate of award. Individuals worthy of this award must have demonstrated excellence in the teaching of archaeology; developed innovative teaching methods or interdisciplinary curricula; a minimum of five years of teaching experience prior to being nominated, currently be engaged in teaching; and they must be members of the AIA in good standing.

Nominations should be made by letter and accompanied by a dossier of supporting materials. They should be made by individuals familiar with the candidate's teaching, such as administrators, departmental chairpersons or colleagues, former students, or faculty in other departments or institutions. Dossiers should include:

1) The nominating letter indicating how the candidate meets the criteria of the award
2) A current curriculum vitae of the nominee;
3) Four letters of recommendation, including at least one each from a student, a colleague, and academic superior;
4) A brief description of all relevant courses taught during the past five years, including some representative syllabi and course materials.

Due Date for Nomination
Completed nominations should be received by Institute Headquarters at the below address no later than September 2, 2015.

Send materials to:

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Atten: Awards
c/o Archaeological Institute of America
656 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215-2006
(617) 353-9361
FAX: (617) 353-6550
E-mail: awards@aia.bu.edu


2014 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award: Steven L. Tuck

Steven L. Tuck is Professor and Chair of Classics at Miami University. He received his BA in History and Classical Languages at Indiana University (1986) and his PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan (1997). The postdoctoral Arthur and Joyce Gordon Fellowship in Latin Epigraphy at The Ohio State University (1997) concluded his education forcing him to seek gainful employment. He has received several awards, including the E. Phillips Knox Teaching Award, the Outstanding Professor Award, and the Rackham Research partnership Award, among others. Prof. Tuck's work focuses on the archaeology of the Roman provinces, topography and monuments of ancient Rome, and Latin epigraphy. In 2006, he published Latin Inscriptions in the Kelsey Museum: The Dennison & De Criscio Collections (University of Michigan Press), which presented all of the Latin inscriptions in the Kelsey Museum for the first time.


Past Winners of the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award


2013 Elise A. Friedland
2012 Mary Hollinshead
2011 Susan Stevens
2010 Michael Galaty
2009 Andrea M. Berlin
2008 Jodi Magness
2007 Joan Breton Connelly
2006 Albert Leonard, Jr.
2005 Eric Cline
2004 Michael Cosmopoulos
2003 David W. McCreery
2002 P. Nick Kardulias
2001 Kevin Glowacki
1999 Patrick M. Thomas
1998 Susan E. Alcock
1997 Curtis N. Runnels
1996 Frederick A. Cooper


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