Professor Diana Solomon

Awards, English

FASS 2014 SFU Teaching Excellence Award Winner

March 19, 2015

Interactive Learning Speeds Diana Solomon to Teaching Excellence

By Allen Tung

Have you ever had the opportunity to do speed dating in your English class? You’ll get a taste of what it might be like with professor Diana Solomon.

But rather than trying to find your better half, you’ll be trying to find the better writer in you as you present your introductory essay paragraph to the class and receive fast-paced feedback from fellow students.

This ability to engage her students in creative and inventive ways makes Solomon a top instructor, earning her a 2014 SFU Excellence in Teaching Award.

“It's a great honor to win,” she says. “At the same time, my colleagues in English are such wonderful teachers that I’d say the majority of them should also be considered for this award.”