Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award
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 shares the sponsorship of the award.
The award is intended for inspiring teachers whose techniques and mastery of subject matter made a real difference to students of history. Nominations of mentors or teaching colleagues are appropriate. An individual may not nominate his or her thesis adviser (current or within the past five years). At the time of nomination, a nominee must still be alive but may be retired or emeritus.
Up to five letters of nomination (no more than two pages each) should be submitted to the AHA no later than May 15, 2016. Only the letter(s) of nomination should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include "Asher Prize Nomination" in the subject line. Generally, one individual serves as the organizer for the nomination, writes one of the letters nominating the individual, and contacts individuals to write additional letters of support. Each letter of nomination must include current contact information (home, work, phone, and e-mail) of the nominee.
Selection and Nofication
The prize committee will select aa short list of finalists, each of whom will be asked to provide a short CV, syllabus (or syllabi), and a teaching statement (5 pages or fewer). Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2016 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2017 AHA annual meeting in Denver.
For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.
2015 Asher Award
Kimberley Mangun, Univ. of Utah
We commend Dr. Mangun for her innovative techniques, especially in teaching history within the parameters of mass communication to both graduates and undergraduates. We are also impressed with her commitment to the promotion of local history and to the awareness of the roles of minorities within that history. Her ability to be a highly productive scholar and to be actively engaged in her community simply adds to a record of overall general excellence.