Teaching Award

Harpur College Teaching Award

Annually we invited all Harpur College students to nominate up to two Harpur instructors and a academic department whose classes they found especially meaningful, challenging, and enjoyable. We typically receive over a thousand nominations of the hundreds of different Harpur instructors from every department and program. Nominated faculty include tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty as well as graduate student instructors. 

*Categories for faculty award winners are; more than 100 students and 100 and fewer students. We determined the best instructor as the one who received the largest number of nominations, relative to the number of students taught. We determined the most popular department/program as the one whose instructors received the most nominations, relative to the total number of students who had taken classes parented by the department or program.

2019 Winners

caitlin light
Best Individual Instructor:

Caitlin Light
Freshman Research Immersion

chemistry department
Best Department/Program:

Chemistry Department
Eriks Rozner


  • 2018 Award Winners
    • Caitlin Light, Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) program

    • Elikem Samuel Nyamuame, Music and Theatre & Africana Studies

    • Linguistics Program

  • 2017 Award Winners
    • Elikem Samuel Nyamuame, Music and Theatre & Africana Studies

    • Jessica Hua, Biological Sciences

    • Geology Department

  • 2016 Award Winners
    • Ann Merriwether, Psychology

    • Max Pensky, Philosophy

    • John Frazier, Geography

    • Geology Department