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.
2016 Asher Award
Fritz Fischer, Univ. of Northern Colorado
Fritz Fischer is an ideal candidate to be awarded the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Prize. Fischer’s teaching statement and syllabi are all evidence of a scholar who has established a pedagogical philosophy that facilitates outstanding teaching. Fischer’s commitment to raising critical questions about the past, which is evident in the courses that he designed and taught, reflects the profound vision of an educator seeking to enhance the educational experience of every student he encounters.