Deborah Danuser was named a recipient of the 2020 A&S GSO Elizabeth Baranger Excellence in Teaching Award!
Deborah J. Danuser, a Teaching Fellow in the Dept. of Communication’s doctoral program, was named a recipient of the 2020 A&S GSO Elizabeth Baranger Excellence in Teaching Award. This competitive award is named after Elizabeth Baranger, former Dean and later Vice-Provost of the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences and acknowledges the outstanding teaching performed by graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh.
Michael O’Brian, the Baranger Teaching Award Committee Chair, stated that the award reflects the commendable dedication to education by graduate student teachers. He commented, “Their efforts to create environments of engagement, to show a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to instill in their students a passion for learning is clear and needs to be recognized.”
The Baranger Teaching Award is administered by Pitt’s Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Organization (A&S GSO). Each year, the organization honors up to seven graduate student instructors from each general field of study (Humanities, Social Sciences, & Natural Sciences) for excellence in teaching. Its recipients must be nominated by a faculty member, peer, or student for their dedication and commitment to education.