Teaching excellence

Richard J. Smith, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the Ralph E. Morrow Distinguished University Professor of physical anthropology, chats with doctoral students Julia D. Kleinheider (center), in Germanic languages and literatures, and Emily M. Fammartino, in English, after he presented them and 10 other recipients with the Arts & Sciences’ Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence during an April 20 ceremony in the Danforth University Center. Departments nominate outstanding teaching assistants for the annual award, which includes a $1,500 cash prize and certificate. To see the names of the other recipients of the teaching award for the 2008-09 academic year, visit artsci.wustl.edu/GSAS/Teaching/Resources/award.html.