Faculty Awards

Excellence in Language Teaching Award 2017

The Excellence in Language Teaching Award recognizes one language faculty member who has a minimum of six years on the Emory College faculty, an outstanding teaching record, eveidence of innovation in teaching and interest in continued professional development, evidence of appreciation by peers and students as a model teacher, involvement in language teaching at the various levels, extended service to her/his own language program (on-campus activities, study abroad) and to the Emory language community at large, and involvement with students both inside and outside the classroom. 

The recipient of the Excellence in Language Teaching award for 2017 is Jonathan Master of the Department of Classics.

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Jon Master received a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2008 and has been teaching at Emory ever since. He has come to be loved and respected as one of the best teachers and mentors in a department that prides itself on fostering undergraduate students. He has taught Latin at every level, from beginning to advanced, as well as several Classics in Translation courses, including Classical Mythology, The Romans, and Masterpieces of Classical Literature. Students praise him as enthusiastic, engaging, helpful, funny, and interesting. Faculty in the department love to teach Professor Master’s students as they are well-prepared, knowledgeable, and motivated. He has turned many students who took Latin only to fulfill a language requirement into lovers of the classics and the classical world. A recent graduate, who took a class with Jon Master as a freshman and is now in a Classics Ph.D. program at Harvard, says of him, “he is one of the most engaging and provocative instructors I have had; in all of his classes, he brings to life antiquity and demonstrates its relevance to the modern world . . .. He is sensitive to the interests of his students, which he fosters and encourages. In my own case, my love of Cicero….grew up in large part from Dr. Master's willingness to stay sometimes for an hour or more after class and discuss the ancient Roman republic, its political and philosophical currents, and the shifting historical tides of the age. As I continued to have the experience of more professors at Emory, and now at Harvard, I see that Dr. Master's clarity and focus in instruction and his ability to excite his students to the study of classical antiquity are unique." Another recent graduate, a Classical Civilization minor, nominated him last year for the Academic Advising Award, saying “Working with Professor Master has been a one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage in discussion about classics and about life ... he has had more of an impact on me than any other professor."            

Professor Master has also been an active researcher, publishing in 2016 a book on the great Roman historian, Tacitus; he is currently working on a second book on the historical writing of the famous Roman philosopher and playwright, Seneca. He has also published articles on both authors. Jon Master exemplifies the energetic and caring instructor, knowledgeable of the language and its broader culture, who never fails to inspire students in the small and intense language classes that we are able to offer here at Emory.

Curriculum Development Fellowship 2018

The Curriculum Development Fellowship aims to provide support to foreign language faculty who plan to develop teaching materias, assessment tools, and/or research designs that will benefit foreign language programs at Emory.

The recipient for the Curriculum Development Fellowship for 2018 is Tsepak Rigzin of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies.

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This Curriculum Development Project in the Tibetan Language will primarily focus on creation of a new multi-media package aimed at developing spoken Tibetan skills at a faster pace for 101 Elementary Level students. The target of vocabulary will be a maximum of 100 words only. The Project will include, among others, 7 units of lessons grounded on daily activity themes. The first 2 units will concentrate on developing skills to capture the 7 basic elements ('bru-bdun) of reading and writing Tibetan. Each of the units will constitute a short video clip which will be appropriately augmented with self-help easy tools like simple exercises, quizzes, and suggested activities. The project will complement the existing sundry materials available in the market, rather than become a repetition. It is hoped to develop a creatively engaging, communicative, and full of fun kind of package for learning basic spoken Tibetan. Attempts will be made to integrate modern pedagogy into gaining the required skills of learning a language. This project would also generate appreciation of the unique Tibetan traditional cultural milieu for the benefit of our Emory students and general public to speak in Tibetan with a faster tracking tool.

Excellence in Language Teaching Award 2016

The Excellence in Language Teaching Award recognizes one language faculty member who has a minimum of six years on the Emory College faculty, an outstanding teaching record, eveidence of innovation in teaching and interest in continued professional development, evidence of appreciation by peers and students as a model teacher, involvement in language teaching at the various levels, extended service to her/his own language program (on-campus activities, study abroad) and to the Emory language community at large, and involvement with students both inside and outside the classroom. 

The recipient of the Excellence in Language Teaching award for 2016 is Lilia Coropceanu of the Department of French and Italian.  

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Lilia Coropceanu joined the French Studies section of the Department of French and Italian in the Fall of 2007 after receiving an M.A. in French and Francophone Literatures from the University of Arizona in 2003 and a Ph.D. in French from Emory in 2007.  She was appointed to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 2013.  At Emory, she regularly teaches courses in advanced French grammar, writing skills, literature, culture, and French for business as well as the graduate pedagogy methods seminar.  She has served on numerous honors essay committees, both as thesis director and as a thesis reader.  In 2011, she assumed the position of DUS of the French program.  She regularly teaches in the Emory Summer Program in Paris, and has served as the Program Director and Faculty Associate.

Lilia Coropceanu has presented her research on second language acquisition and French literature at Emory and at national professional conferences.  In the area of French literature, her interests include: conceptions and techniques of self-constitution in French novelistic narrative (seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth century literature).  She is the author of Faber Suae Fortunae : L’autoformation du sujet chez Mme de Lafayette, Marivaux et Stendhal. (New York: Peter Lang, 2010, in series Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures).  

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Curriculum Development Fellowship 2017

The Curriculum Development Fellowship aims to provide support to foreign language faculty who plan to develop teaching materias, assessment tools, and/or research designs that will benefit foreign language programs at Emory.

The recipient for the Curriculum Development Fellowship for 2017 is Ana Teixeira of Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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Professor Ana Teixeira is the Director of the Portuguese Program at Emory. In recent years, the Portuguese program has experienced ongoing and exciting growth. A new major in Spanish and Portuguese has been approved. Therefore there is an urgent need to thoughtfully and thoroughly examine its current courses and develop new curriculum. With the ECLC Curriculum Development Fellowship, Professor Teixeira will review and articulate the curriculum taught at our beginner courses (PORT 101, 102 and 110) and devise a strategy to implement the necessary changes for the following semesters. She will also design new curriculum for PORT 201.

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