Recipients of the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and The Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Allyson Hobbs, an associate professor of history in the School of Humanities and Sciences, was awarded the Walter J. Gores Award which recognizes undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence. Professor Hobbs was honored “for her tireless efforts to facilitate student engagement with the world through her wide range of life-changing courses on race and gender in contemporary American history.” She was commended “for consistently making time for her students, who often left their meetings with a boost of confidence and a sense of direction. ”Hobbs was also honored “for promoting thoughtfulness, professional generosity and deep intellectual community building through her leadership and teaching” and “for being a wonderful mentor, a campus leader and an inspiring historian.”

The Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education

Harry J. Elam, Jr. was awarded the 2020 Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education recognizing his distinctive and exceptional contributions to undergraduate education or the quality of student life at Stanford. Harry Elam was honored “for facilitating undergraduate research – a central and life-changing part of Stanford undergraduates’ lives – throughout the university as vice provost for undergraduate education.”He was commended” for his tireless efforts in making service a distinctive feature of a Stanford education through Cardinal Service” and “for raising the profile of the arts at Stanford.” He was also honored “for his groundbreaking teaching in drama, notably his devotion to directing actors and his sensitivity, elegance and wisdom.”