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2004-2005 Recipients

PROFESSORS

 

Professor Emily Hodgson Anderson

Department of English

“Professor Anderson helped me to organize my thoughts for papers and to think analytically about texts on an advanced level.  This was invaluable.”
~ Student in Arts and Letters 100g, Plays and the Question of Performance
Category V, Arts and Letters

 

Professor Steven J. Ross

Department of History

“This course raised interesting and meaningful questions for me in terms of society and my own life.  I now realize how much I enjoyed this class and how much I will miss it.  Thank you Professor Ross.”
~ Student in History 225g, Film, Power and American History
Category VI, Social Issues

 

Professor Gregory A. Davis

Department of Earth Sciences

“Professor Davis helped me think analytically about events, scientific evidence and arguments.  The information about the environment helped me to understand the cultural context of my life and what needs to start happening within my culture to really make a difference on this planet.”
~ Student in Earth Sciences 108Lg, Crisis of a Planet
Category III, Scientific Inquiry

 

Professor George J. Sánchez

Department of American Studies and Ethnicity

“The more we studied historical problems, the more I realized to what extent these matters were still problems to be fixed and that I have, or could have, a place in that.  And the more the material tapped into my emotions, the more passionate I became about the subject matter, the more important it became to me to communicate my ideas as effectively as I could.”
~ Student in American Studies and Ethnicity 101g, Race and Class in Los Angeles
Category VI, Social Issues

 

Professor Douglas E. Hammond

Department of Earth Sciences

“The strengths of this course were that the labs helped me understand the material better and Dr. Hammond was always so enthusiastic and had great examples to clarify the concepts.  This is a great course and completely necessary for undergraduate students.”
~ Student in Earth Sciences 125Lxg, Earth History: A Planet and Its Evolution
Category IV, Science and Its Significance

 

Professor Boris Wolfson

Department of Slavic Languages and Literature

“Never have I had a teacher so committed and involved in challenging and helping students.”
~ Student in Slavic Languages and Literature 330g, Russian Thought and Civilization
Category II, Global Cultures and Traditions

 

Professor Natania Meeker

Department of French and Italian

“This course definitely opened me up to new ways of thinking and challenged me to read and reflect on concepts that forced me to develop my intellect in a very critical and liberating way.”
~ Student in Arts and Letters 100g,
Reason and the Passions: Human Beings in Enlightenment Contexts
Category V, Arts and Letters

 

Professor Janelle Staci Wong

Departments of Political Science and American Studies and Ethnicity

“This has been the most valuable class for me.  This course really opened up my eyes to a series of issues and about the reality of our world.”
~ Student in American Studies and Ethnicity 301g, America, the Frontier, and the New West
Category I, Western Cultures and Traditions

 

ADVANCED WRITING


James Brecher

USC College Writing Program

“Dr. Brecher has such a deep, genuine concern for all of his students and does whatever he can to help his students succeed. He answers a countless number of questions and encourages more. His feedback and instruction are valuable not just for students planning on attending law school, but for all students who just want to improve their writing skills.”
~ Student in Writing 340, Advanced Writing for Pre-Law Students

 

GRADUATE ASSISTANTS

 

Shayna Maskell

USC College Writing Program

“She is incredibly enthusiastic about the subject matter and always gives excellent feedback. The topics were interesting, and I feel like I learned more in this writing class than I did in all of high school. I always looked forward to this class and enjoyed doing the papers because of the criticisms that the instructor gave to improve my writing overall.”
~ Student in Writing 140, Writing and Critical Reasoning

 

Rebecca Sheehan

Department of History

“She is very knowledgeable in the subject matter and asks great questions during discussion. I think she knows when something needs to be said, but she also knows when she should not interject and let the students do the talking. She always made an effort in each discussion, relating the readings to other types of art, like songs, poems or film.”
~ Student in History 225g, Film, Power and American History
Category VI, Social Issues

 

Katie Mussack

Department of Physics and Astronomy

“She is incredibly enthusiastic about the subject matter and always gives excellent feedback. The topics were interesting, and I feel like I learned more in this writing class than I did in all of high school. I always looked forward to this class and enjoyed doing the papers because of the criticisms that the instructor gave to improve my writing overall.”
~ Student in Astronomy 100Lg, The Universe
Category III, Scientific Inquiry

James Thing

Department of Sociology

“He was extremely enthusiastic about the course material. He always tried to get students to share their point of view, but he also tried to give the students new ways to look at things. He was always very approachable and helpful if he was needed.”
~ Student in Sociology 169g, Changing Family Forms
Category VI, Social Issues