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Brault Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Brault Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

faculty news

2014-04-02

PhD candidate Claire Brault has been selected as a 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award recipient. The honor is granted to only two graduate students from across the University each year and is the highest teaching honor bestowed on teaching assistants and associates at the University.

Brault, who was raised in a family of teachers, has been a teaching assistant for many of the department's general education courses including Introduction to Political Theory and World Politics, and she has served as a sole-instructor for Feminist Theory and Green Politics & Theory, a course she developed based on much of her own dissertation research.

"We are thrilled that the University has once again recognized the teaching excellence of our students," says Brian Schaffner, Department Chair. "Claire is an exceptional teacher. She inspires interest in the subject so much that students who did not consider a Political Science major now do. She is not only an instructor for our students, but also a mentor."

Brault will be recognized with the award at a reception at the end of the semester.

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