CGS congratulates its affiliates named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Dean’s Award recipients for excellence in teaching and advising. The College of LAS selected 14 professors, graduate students, lecturers, and an advisor as the recipients of the 2023 teaching and advising awards. The CGS affiliates and recipients are Valeria Sobol from the Department of Slavic Language & Literature and Ghassan Moussawi from the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology. Valeria Sobol is passionate about the materials she teaches and has contributed innovative courses that expand the curriculum, while Ghassan Moussawi is a committed and engaging professor who employs innovative pedagogical approaches and new technologies to facilitate student learning.
CGS faculty affiliates receiving LAS faculty honors are Carol Symes, a professor of history, Antoinette Burton, a professor of history and the Director of the Humanities Research Institute, Brett Ashley Kaplan, a professor in Comparative and World Literature, and Martin Burke, a professor in the Department of Chemistry. Carol Symes was named University Scholar in recognition of her excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, while Antoinette Burton was named to the Illinois Humanities Board of Directors. Brett Ashley Kaplan was a featured author at the Texas Book Festival, which took place November 5 and 6 in Austin, TX. Martin D. Burke was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and was honored for creating a modular molecular synthesis platform with broad applications in health science and technology, as well as his role in helping mitigate the spread of COVID-19 with saliva-based testing and his pioneering research on molecular prosthetics for cystic fibrosis.
CGS is proud to highlight the teaching, advising, and service accomplishments of its faculty affiliates for the past year and we look forward to more achievements in excellence in 2023-2024.