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Nine Faculty Members Honored with 2010 Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence
(L-R) Anthony Collatos, Margaret Condon, Wayne L.
Strom, Sonia Sorrell, Robert Kaufman
The 2010 recipients of the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence were announced Friday, Oct. 8, during the University Faculty Conference. The award, named in honor of Pepperdine's fifth president who served the University as teacher and administrator for almost 30 years, is given to full-time faculty members each year in recognition of their distinguished record of teaching excellence.
President Andrew K. Benton and Provost Darryl Tippens presented the awards with Jay Brewster, chair of the Howard A. White committee, during the conference luncheon. The awards are divided into two categories. Category one consists of full-time faculty members who have served at Pepperdine for more than six years or who are tenured. Their award includes a $3,000 stipend. Category two consists of full-time faculty who have served Pepperdine less than six years and who are not tenured. Their award includes a $2,000 stipend.
(L-R) Warren J. Hahn, Nathaniel Klemp, Peter
Robinson, Jeffrey Banks
The 2010 honorees in category one are Wayne L. Strom, Graziadio School professor of behavioral sciences; Margot Condon, director of the master's of arts in education program at GSEP; Peter Robinson, managing director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution; Robert G. Kaufman, professor of public policy; Jeffrey Banks, director of the Social Action and Justice Colloquium; and Sonia Sorrell, associate professor of art history.
The 2010 honorees in category two are Warren Joseph Hahn, Graziadio School assistant professor of decision sciences; Anthony M. Collatos, assistant professor of education at GSEP; and Nathaniel Klemp, assistant professor of political science at Seaver.
"It is a fun part of the faculty conference to acknowledge excellence in the classroom of faculty who are cherished by students and alumni," says Brewster. "I think it's especially meaningful when faculty to know that alumni remember them and recognize them in this way."
The Committee for Teaching Excellence coordinated the selection process. The members of the committee identified twenty finalists for the award based upon their review of the hundreds of nominations submitted by alumni, students, faculty, and staff. The recipients were selected after consideration of additional information submitted by and about each of the finalists.
During a career at Pepperdine that spanned almost 30 years, Howard A. White served as a history professor, a respected scholar, a gifted administrator, and a faithful steward of the University's mission. His life's work at Pepperdine as a teacher, scholar, and administrator exemplifies the commitment of the University and its faculty to students and to teaching and learning.