Computer scientist David Parkes honored as a top teacher

Roslyn Abramson Awards recognize professors who have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching

The old tradition of bringing an apple to class to thank the teacher may have long ago faded from popularity, but the notion of gratitude for first-rate instruction is alive and well at Harvard.

Every spring, the Roslyn Abramson Awards recognize assistant and associate professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. The awards honor those who have shown devotion to education, inspired College students, and exhibited sensitivity to their students’ needs. Honorees receive a grant that can be used for either summer salary or research.

This year’s winners are Lisa Brooks, assistant professor of history and literature and of folklore and mythology, and David Parkes, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences.

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