Eugene Asher Award Recipients
Established in 1986, the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes outstanding teaching and advocacy for history teaching at two-year, four-year, and graduate colleges and universities. The award is named for the late Eugene Asher, for many years a leading advocate for history teaching. The Society for History Education (SHE) shares with the AHA sponsorship of the award. It recognizes inspiring teachers whose techniques and mastery of subject matter made a lasting impression and substantial difference to students of history. Members of the AHA and SHE submit nominations to the Committee on Teaching Prizes.
2013 Asher Award
Michael S. Green, Coll. of Southern Nevada/ Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas Honors Coll.
The scale, range, and innovation of Michael Green’s teaching are extraordinary. Teaching close to 200 students a semester, many of whom are first-generation college students, his innovative assignments engage students while also developing their writing and 21st-century career skills. Commendably, he has delivered over 600 presentations to community groups in the Las Vegas area. His extensive writing for both scholarly and public audiences also demonstrates the importance of his research to his teaching.