Department of English

Associate Professor Domino Perez wins President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award

Mon, January 24, 2011

The Department of English congratulates Associate Professor Domino Perez, one of seven University faculty members to receive a President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award for the 2010–2011 year.

Professor Perez’s consistent excellence in teaching undergraduates garnered her the award and its $5000 honorarium. In a letter to the award’s seven recipients, University Provost Steven Leslie acknowledged the multi-faceted components of "excellence" in teaching.

“Your commitment and outstanding performance, as well as your high academic standards, not only instruct but also inspire,” Leslie wrote.

Established in the fall of 1980, the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award honors exceptional undergraduate teaching in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences. From a pool of nominations by deans and departmental chairs in each college, the vice provost recommends nominees to the executive vice president and provost.

A ceremony honoring Professor Perez and the other six recipients will occur this spring.

Domino Renee Perez is Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Center for Mexican American Studies, specializing in Chican@ Literature, American Literature, Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, and Film. Her book There Was A Woman: La Llorona From Folklore to Popular Culture examines La Llorona, the weeping woman, one of the most famous figures in US/Mexican folklore. Her current book project concerns Mexican American masculinity in literature and film.

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