Warner Student Awarded University-wide Edward Peck Curtis Teaching Award

Burke ScarbroughTeaching and curriculum doctoral student Burke Scarbrough received the 2010 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student from the University of Rochester. He was one of seven Ph.D. student selected by Bruce Jacobs, vice provost and university dean of graduate studies, to receive an award this year.

The award recognizes students for outstanding performance as a teaching assistant, their dedication and commitment to students, and their exceptional service to their department.

Scarbrough has taught literature, writing, and education courses from middle school to the graduate level, including an undergraduate writing course for the College and master’s and doctoral courses at the Warner School. Prior to coming to the Warner School, he taught English for two years at a high school that he helped open in New York City. His research focuses on learning settings, curricula, and pedagogies that challenge historical inequalities among diverse youth. A native of Ridgefield, Conn., he earned a master's in English education from Teachers College at Columbia University and a bachelor’s in English from Duke University.

The Edward Peck Curtis Awards for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student were established by the Curtis family in 1984 to encourage excellence in the work of graduate students who assist in undergraduate teaching. An awards luncheon with Provost Ralph Kuncl and Jacobs was held in April, where each award recipient was presented with a check for $500. In addition, an award of $250 was made to the nominating department which the teaching was done for improvements in undergraduate course materials and laboratory equipment.

For more about Burke Scarbrough, visit www.rochester.edu/warner/profiles/scarbrough.html.


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