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Amah Edoh receives Baker Award for undergraduate teaching

By | 2020-07-13T19:10:55+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Faculty, News|

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Amah Edoh, associate professor in anthropology, has received the Everett Moore Baker Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. This Institute-wide award, named in honor of Everett Moore Baker, dean of students from 1947 to 1950, is given every year to an MIT faculty member, recognizing an “exceptional interest and ability in the instruction of undergraduates.” As the prize parameters specify, “this is the only teaching award in which the nomination and selection of the recipients is done entirely by the students.”

As William Tinsdale, associate professor of chemical engineering, MacVicar Faculty Fellow, and faculty advisor to the Baker Foundation Advisory Committee communicated to Edoh, “The student selection committee was highly impressed with the multiple nomination letters we received extolling your teaching in ‘Africa and the Politics of Knowledge.’ Even more, every student letter went beyond the way you challenged them to rethink the world through teaching and to describe the individual impact you have made in their lives. You are widely regarded by our undergraduate students as a mentor, a role model, and someone who is truly making a difference in their lives. For that, we celebrate you.”

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