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IRiSS Affiliates Receive Awards for Distinguished Teaching

Jun 11 2019

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IRiSS is proud to acknowledge two affiliates that have been honored with teaching awards by the Humanities and Sciences Dean's office for the 2018-19 school year.

Professor Jeanne Tsai, Department of Psychology, received the Dean's Award for Achievements in Teaching. Tsai had been a recipient of IRiSS seed grants in 2015 and 2017 to support her project Cultural Neuroscience of Trust: The Role of Emotion.

Professor Woody Powell, Department of Sociology, received the Dean's Award for Achievements in Teaching for Excellence in Graduate Education. Powell was a seed grant awardee in 2011 as well as currently serving as the co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Society.

Additionally, Iris Malone, a 2018-19 IRiSS Dissertation Fellow from the Department of Political Science, was honored with the 2019 Walter J. Gores Award, recognizing undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence. She was commended “for being a role model for what it means to be an innovative researcher and an inspiring mentor.” IRiSS supported her research on Insurgency Formation and Civil War Onset. Read more for a full list of awardees.