Communication Associate Professor Kim Mangun has been announced as winner of the 2015 Eugene Asher Award for Distinguished Teaching from the American Historical Association for her outstanding postsecondary history teaching.
This highly competitive award comes after a two-year recommendation process from a field of almost 1,500 entries by nearly 100 dedicated prize committee members. The prize will officially be awarded Jan. 7, 2016 in Atlanta at the American Historical Association's 130th annual meeting in the Hilton Atlanta's Grand Ballroom D at 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Mangun is the first communication historian to ever win this historic prize for scholarly and professional distinction. Established in 1986, the award recognizes outstanding teaching and advocacy for history teaching at two-year, four-year, and graduate colleges and universities. The award is named for the late Eugene Asher, for many years a leading advocate for history teaching. The award is intended for inspiring teachers whose techniques and mastery of subject matter make a real difference to students of history.
Previous winners have taught history at institutions including Duke University, Hofstra University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University, Columbia University, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and Vassar College. The AHA offers annual prizes honoring exceptional books, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, public history, and other historical projects. Since 1896, the association has conferred over a thousand awards. The names, publications, and projects of those who received these awards are a catalogue of the best work produced in the historical discipline. The full list of awards and winners can be found here.
Learn more about Dr. Mangun and her excellent teaching and research record here.