2014 Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching Presented to Karen Grumberg
Professor Karen Grumberg has won the Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching! The nomination and selection process is done solely by students. Professor Grumberg was selected because, “she goes above and beyond to ensure the success of her students and we thought she demonstrated all of the qualities deserving of the Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching: a warm spirit, a concern for society and the individual, and the ability to impart knowledge while challenging students to independent inquiry and creative thought.” Recipients must also show a respect for and understanding of the permanent values of our culture.
The Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching was created in 1970 with an endowment from past Texas Exes president Sterling Holloway and his wife, Jean. It has been supplemented over the years by gifts from Jean’s daughter and her grandchildren. Now the award is presented annually to a teacher in the College of Liberal Arts or Natural Sciences, and amounts to more than $4,500 annually.
The Department Graduate Advisor, Dr. Karen Grumberg, is a native speaker of Modern Hebrew and specializes in Contemporary Hebrew literature and Comparative Jewish Literatures (Hebrew, French, and English). She examines Israeli identity and ideology by looking at the work of recent Israeli fiction.