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Announcing the 2019 Sherrerd Teaching Prizes

The annual Kathleeen Compton Sherrerd ’54 and John F. Sherrerd Prizes for Distinguished Teaching were established in 2002 to recognize sustained and distinguished teaching by long-time faculty members, as well as encourage younger faculty members whose demonstrated enthusiasm and excellence influences students and colleagues. The three Smith faculty members chosen for this year’s Sherrerd Awards share what one nominator called a “contagious passion” for teaching and learning - read more about this year's prize winners.

Faculty News

Congratulations to Jennifer DeClue, Assistant Professor of the Study of Women & Gender, recipient of the AAUW’s 2019–20 American Fellowship. DeClue researches the relationship between visual culture and the knowledge produced and circulated about black cis and trans women. Her current book project analyzes short films made by black women filmmakers who, through their engagement with archival documents and avant-garde cinematic techniques, conjure new ways of seeing black women.

Sara Pruss, Professor and Chair of Geosciences, and new Director of the Sherrerd Center for Teaching and Learning, got a call from a media producer for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History she never expected it would lead to an exhibit of her geological field research with students...