George I. Alden Excellence in Teaching Award
The CTL: Faculty Development Center created the George I. Alden Excellence in Teaching Award as a means to publicly acknowledge professors who have made a difference in students’ lives through teaching excellence.
Worcester State University began as a teachers’ college and recognizes that teaching is still at the heart of what we do. Through the George I. Alden Excellence in Teaching Award, Worcester State has a public way of acknowledging the role of good teachers in students’ lives by honoring those who have most inspired them and contributed the most to their success through teaching excellence.
Each year, Worcester State recognizes current full-time Worcester State tenured or tenure-track professors who have consistently demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to teaching that is academically challenging and motivating. The Center for Teaching and Learning Alden Excellence in Teaching Award Selection Committee will be comprised of students and alumni.
Save the Date! Alden Award 2023 recipients Hy Ginsberg and Riley McGuire will give their Alden Lecture on Thursday, January 25, 2024!
Recipients of the George I. Alden Excellence in Teaching Award
- 2023 Riley McGuire (English) and Hy Ginsberg (Mathematics)
- 2022 Erika Briesacher (History & Political Science) and Hardeep Sidhu (English)
- 2021 Kathryn Frazier (Psychology) and Mary Fowler (Mathematics)
- 2020 Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier (Biology) and Christina Santana (English)
- 2019 Timothy Murphy (Urban Studies) and Syamak Moattari (Health Sciences)
- 2017 Heather Treseler (English) and Joseph Quattrucci (Chemistry)
- 2016 Hank Theriault (Philosophy) and Jeremy Andreatta (Chemistry)
- 2018 Kimberly Silver Dunker (Nursing) and Alex Briesacher (Sociology)
- 2015 Tona Hangen (History/Political Science) and Daron Barnard (Biology)
- 2014 Stacey Parker (Visual and Performing Arts) and Karl Wurst (Computer Science)
- 2013 Maria Fung (Mathematics) and Karen Woods-Weierman (English)
- 2012 Steven Corey (Urban Studies) and Stephanie Chalupka (Nursing)
- 2011 Allison Dunn (Earth, Environment, and Physics) and Caitlin Stover (Nursing)
- 2010 Mary Fowler (Mathematics) and Eihab Jaber (Chemistry)