Every year, the UCLA Academic Senate Committee on Teaching awards UCLA’s highest teaching honor – the Distinguished Teaching Award.

The awards recognize academically and professionally accomplished individuals who bring respect and admiration to the scholarship of teaching. Recipients are selected from nominations received by colleagues and leaders across the campus and recommendations by students.

The 2017 winners from the Division of Humanities of the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Awards are as follows:

Distinguished Senate Faculty Teaching Award with the Distinction in Teaching at the Graduate Level

Alex Purves, Classics

Distinguished Non-Senate Faculty Teaching Award

Benjamin James Lewis, Linguistics

Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award

Gabbrielle Johnson, Philosophy

Sydney Miller, English

The 2016 winners from the Division of Humanities of the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Awards are as follows:

Distinguished Senate Faculty Teaching Award 

Joseph Bristow, English

Elisabeth Le Guin, Musicology

Distinguished Non-Senate Faculty Teaching Award

Jeremy Smoak, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award

Lourdes Arevalo, Spanish and Portuguese

Rebecca Hill, English

The 2015 winners from the Division of Humanities of the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Awards are as follows:

*Please click below on the short clips to hear directly from these winners on what highlights the best of teaching pedagogy in the Humanities.

Distinguished Senate Faculty Teaching Award with the Distinction in Teaching at the Graduate Level

Robert Fink, Musicology

Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award
Benjamin Court, Musicology

Sarah Nance, English