Annah Freudenburg, Julie Price, and Hina Nazar have earned undergraduate teaching awards from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The three were among just 14 instructors and advisors selected by the College as recipients of the extremely competitive awards.
“We are proud to have such an impressive group of people advancing our vital teaching and advising goals,” said Venetria K. Patton, the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of LAS. “We received exceptional feedback from students and alumni about them. They truly devote themselves to preparing others for the future.”
Doctoral student Annah Freudenburg won an LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistants. She teaches composition courses that have standardized formats, but Freudenberg is known for keeping all of her classes new and interesting.
“Annah provides her students with a solid foundation in rhetoric through engaging writing exercises. She then builds upon this foundation, guiding students through various writing projects step-by-step. From brainstorming to refining arguments, organizing paragraphs, and citing sources, Annah is always open-minded and values our ideas,” wrote student Jess Zhang.
Senior lecturer Julie Price earned an LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for Instructional Staff. For more than 23 years she has taught poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and a trauma writing workshop, which has become one of the department’s most sought-after courses since she created it in 2016.
“It’s taken me many years to find (my voice as a writer), but the spark began in Julie’s classroom nearly 20 years ago, and it’s stayed with me along the way,” wrote former student Steven Louie.
Professor Hina Nazar received an LAS Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Her teaching has proven successful at every aspect of the Department of English’s literature curriculum. Her teaching evaluations were remarkable even during online-only phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alumna Chelsea Hill wrote that Nazar let students know “that she cared about our lives, and wanted to help us not only connect with the material, but succeed in the face of ... the depression, anxiety, loneliness, and illness.”
Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.