2014 Cormack Teaching Award Winners

June 19, 2014

The Cormack Awards were created in 2010 to recognize excellent and innovative teaching within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; nominations may come from students, colleagues, Chairs or Directors. The four winners will receive their awards at the Faculty's autumn reception on 18 September 2014 in the Diamond Alumni Club.

Congratulations to the winners and to all of the nominees for 2014!

Dr. David Coley, Assistant Professor, Department of English, works on Medieval literature and is known as a teacher who "breathes life into very old, and sometimes fusty content". He teaches undergratuate and graduate courses which students describe as "inspiring and empowering", noting his passion, sense of humour, and the personalized and extensive feedback he provides to students. David is known for making for making clear the relevancy of medieval writings to today's students.
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Dr. Sheri Fabian, Senior Lecturer, School of Criminology, has research interests in criminal harassment, intimate partner violence, and research methods. She is an innovative teacher who uses emerging technologies like e-tutorials with passion and flair. She is a mentor who supports students both while they are at SFU and also once they are alumni: her "office door is always open (metaphorically and literally)". Sheri's commitment to teaching is described as "exceptional', and students see her as a "compassionate, involved and energetic professor".
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Dr. Jack Martin, Professor, Department of Psychology, is Burnaby Mountain Professor of Psychology. His research is on historical and theoretical psychology. Much of Jack's teaching is in the area of the history of psychology, for which he receives consistently strong teaching evaluations despite the challenges of teaching specialized and often complex material. In addition to his well-honed skills in the classroom, he is also a seasoned mentor of graduate students: Jack is an innovative, energetic and passionate lecturer.
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Dr. Roxanne Panchasi, Associate Professor, Department of History, studies modern French and European History, and is known for her creativity in the classroom. Her students have organized an art display on the turmoil of 1968 France, and blogged about their studies. In addition to her concern with connecting historical studies to what goes on outside the classroom, Roxanne is an effective teacher of historical writing; one student described her course as "profoundly insightful", noting that "it was a blast to be in class every day".
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