Pinanski Prize Winners

The Pinanski Teaching Prize is awarded annually to members of the Wellesley College faculty to honor fine teaching.

The Prize may be awarded to as many as three members of the faculty each year, preferably one in each of the College's three academic areas: the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. The Prize is meant to recognize some particular strength, some style or method or course, or some other describable event that has been especially successful.

Nominations are submitted by the College community. The selection is made by the President in consultation with the Pinanski Prize Committee. The prizes are awarded in recognition of the high quality of teaching at Wellesley. The community does not know the names of the recipients until they are announced at Commencement.

 

Year

Pinanski Prize Winners

2013
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Orit Shaer, Computer Science
Tracy Gleason, Psychology
Lisa Rodensky, English
2012
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Alex Diesl, Mathematics
Koichi Hagimoto, Spanish
Margaret Keane, Psychology
2011
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Stacie Goddard, Political Science
Carlos Ramos, Spanish
Yuichiro Suzuki, Biological Sciences
2010
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Connie Bauman, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
Daniel Brabander, Geosciences
Paul Fisher, American Studies
2009
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Rebecca B. Bedell, Art
Donald E. Elmore, Chemistry
Charlene A. Galarneau, Women's Studies
2008
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Lee Cuba, Sociology
Dennis Smith, Biological Sciences
(**)
Patrica A. Gray Berman, Art History
2007
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Rachid Aadnani, Middle Eastern Studies
John S. Cameron, Biological Sciences
Nancy P. Genero, Psychology
2006
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Frank Bidart, English
Nolan Flynn, Chemistry
Ann Velenchik, Economics
2005
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Harold E. Andrews, Geosciences
Elizabeth R. DeSombre, Political Science and Environmental Studies
Lawrence A. Rosenwald, English
2004
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Richard French, Astronomy
Bunny Harvey, Art
Kenneth Winkler, Philosophy (***)
2003
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Stanley S. Chang, Mathematics
Roxanne L. Euben, Political Science
Marilyn Sides, English
2002
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Nicholas K. Doe, Chemistry
Maurizio S. Viano, Italian Studies
Akila Weerapana, Economics
2001 William E. Cain, English
David L. Lindauer, Economics
Franklyn A. Turbak, Computer Science
2000
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Martin Brody, Music
Mary Coyne, Biological Science
Elena Tajima Creef, Women's Studies
1999
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Marjory Schwartz Levey, Biological Sciences
Andrea G. Levitt, French
Lidwien Kapteijns, History

1998

Nora Hussey, Theatre Studies
Marianne V. Moore, Biological Sciences
Robert L. Paarlberg, Political Science

1997

Phyllis I. McGibbon, Art (Studio)
Julia H. Miwa, Chemistry
Edward A. Stettner, Political Science

1996

Emily B. Giffin Buchholtz, Biological Sciences
Kathryn Lynch, English
Ifeanyi A. Menkiti, Philosophy

1995

Thomas P. Hodge, Russian
Susan S. Silbey, Sociology (
***)
Ann Trenk, Mathematics 

1994

Charles B. Fisk, Music
Sally S. Merry, Anthropology
Patrick Morton, Mathematics (***)

1993

Julie S. Drucker Donnelly, Political Science (***)
Frederic W. Shultz, Mathematics
Raymond J. Starr, Greek and Latin

1992

Jacqueline Howard-Matthews, Africana Studies (***)
Randy Shull, Computer Science
Luther T. Tyler, English

1991

Owen Jander, Music (*)
Nancy H. Kolodny, Chemistry
Andrew Shennan, History

1990

Stephen A. Marini, Religion
Michele M. Respaut, French
Glenn Stark, Physics
1989

 

Maud Chaplin, Philosophy (*)
David R. Haines, Chemistry
Laura Levine, English (***)

1988

Marcellus Andrews, Economics (***)
Ellen Hall, Biological Sciences (*)
Richard W. Wallace, Art

1987

Robin M. Akert, Psychology
Gail Reimer, English (***)
Margaret D. Thompson, Geology

1986

Mary M. Allen, Biological Sciences
Ann Congleton, Philosophy
Frances Gouda, History (***)
Helen Lin, Chinese (posthumous) (**)

1985

William F. Coleman, Chemistry
Philip J. Finkelpearl, English (*)
Rodney J. Morrison, Economics
(*)

1984

Marsha Darling, Black Studies (now Africana Studies) (***)
Michael J. Hearn, Chemistry
Margery M. Sabin, English

1983

Joy Renjilian-Burgy, Spanish
Alan H. Shuchat, Mathematics
Claire Zimmerman, Psychology
1982

 

David Ferry, English (*)
Phyllis Fleming, Physics (*)
Jonathan B. Knudsen, History (**)
Notes (*) - emeritus/emerita faculy
(**) - deceased
(***) - no longer at Wellesley College

 

Announcements

2013 Pinanski Prize Citations
Three faculty members received Pinanski Teaching Awards for the academic year 2012-2013: Orit Shaer (computer science), Tracy Gleason (psychology), and Lisa Rodensky (English). 

 


2011-2012 Apgar Award for Teaching Innovation
Kim McLeod was recognized for her First Year Seminar, Extrasolar Planet Research with lab.