Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence
The Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes outstanding teachers who embody Pepperdine University's commitment to excellence. All full-time faculty members are eligible for the award. The award honors teachers who inspire, stimulate, challenge, and motivate their students; teachers who develop in students the ability to think critically and creatively about the world; teachers who instill in their students a lifelong love of learning.
The award is named for the fifth president of Pepperdine University, Dr. Howard A. White. During a career at Pepperdine that spanned almost 30 years, Dr. White served in a variety of faculty and administrative posts. He was an effective 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.
Nominations for the 2020 awards will be accepted through March 31, 2020, and the results announced in October. Nominations received after that date will be considered for the 2021 awards. We invite you to take a moment to learn more about the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence and to nominate a deserving faculty member for the award.