Congratulations to Dr. Richard Greenfield, winner of the 2020-2021 Department of History Faculty Teaching Award!
A nominee for the Faculty Teaching Award multiple years in a row, Dr. Greenfield was nominated by his students for his seminar course HIST 443: The Origins of Crusading and the Creation of the Crusader East: 1095-1150, which he taught remotely last year. His students described him as a “fantastic instructor,” calling his class “incredibly engaging” and “superb.” In their nominations, students praised his “passion for history” as “contagious” and appreciated his clear communication, encouragement, and methods of assessment. Students in his seminar were superlative in their praise. In what proved to be a particularly challenging year, students appreciated his ability to foster discussion and “encourage student participation.” By the end of the term, students reported feeling “equipped with the tools to think critically” about sources and were inspired to continue learning more about the topic.
The Faculty Teaching Award goes to an instructor who has taught at every level of the program with remarkable success.
Congratulations, Dr. Greenfield!