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Professor W. Roger Louis Receives $1,000 Outstanding Teaching Award

Senate of College Councils Recognizes history/MES professor for dedication to students

Posted: March 9, 2009

William Roger Louis, the Mildred Caldwell and Baine Perkins Kerr Centennial Chair in English History and Culture, received the Professor of the Year award for outstanding teaching and dedication to his students from the university's Senate of College Councils. The $1,000 award, nominated by students in the Senate of College Councils, recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated exceptional and effective classroom instruction methods.

"Professor Louis cares about students and about his field of study," Pranav Merchant, history senior and member of the Senate of College Councils, said. "He excels in teaching and has contributed immensely to British studies. He creates a unique academic and social experience that enriches everyone who comes into contact with him."

Louis joined the history faculty at the university in 1970, where he has directed British studies since 1975. He was named a Distinguished Teaching Professor in 1998. He serves as chairman of the U.S. Historical Advisory Committee and director of the American Historical Association's National History Center.

Louis's books include "Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands Since the First World War," "Burnt Orange Britannia," "Churchill" and "The Oxford History of Twentieth Century."

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