Congratulations to Dr. Ishita Pande, winner of the 2019-2020 History Teaching Award. The Teaching Award presentation for all 2019-2020 recipients is available here.
Nominated by multiple students, Dr. Ishita Pande is described as “foster[ing] a welcoming environment for class discussion,” while also remaining “engaging and informative.” With a course structure designed to accommodate all students, Dr. Pande demonstrates her commitment to student success. In commenting that they were initially nervous about taking a course offered by Dr. Pande due to the content being outside their realm of historical knowledge, one student credited the excellent instruction, support, and background knowledge possessed by Dr. Pande as being the reason they greatly benefitted from the course. A consistent theme across the nominations submitted was the support and knowledge Dr. Pande provides students with, which highlights how incredibly deserving they are of this award.