Samuel Allen wins the 2nd Annual Egolf Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Sam Allen is the winner of the second annual Egolf Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Honoring the memory of longtime faculty member Donald Egolf, the award seeks to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching as reflected in the development of pedagogy, excellence in teaching, and a commitment to fostering a classroom environment capable of engaging with questions of diversity. Sam’s dedication to his students, his track record of curricular development, and a commitment to fostering classroom discussions about tough—but important—topics all combined to earn him this honor. Sam is in his fourth year in the Department.


About Dr. Egolf and the award:

Dr. Egolf, was a Pitt Associate Professor of Communication and former chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s Communication Department. He received his PhD from The University of Pittsburgh Department of Communication and was the author of several books, the latest of which was published in the summer of 2012 and titled: "Human Communication and the Brain." He valued the Department of Communication and in his memory the department announces the Donald B. Egolf Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for teaching assistants/fellowships to be nominated for a chance to win the teaching award.