Ann Twinam recipient of Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
Posted: March 13, 2013
Prof. Ann Twinam
Each year the Graduate School presents awards to recognize four individuals for their contributions to excellence in graduate education.
The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award honors faculty members for outstanding teaching at the graduate level and for excellence in mentoring of graduate students. An award of $3,000 is presented to the recipient. Ann Twinam, Professor in the Department of History is being recognized with this year’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award.
Dr. Twinam teaches key foundation graduate courses in Latin-American history. Her contributions to the training of young historians are exemplary; she is a “...tough but deeply caring teacher, and an innovative mentor...” says Graduate Adviser, Jacqueline Jones. A prize-winning scholar of colonial Latin America, Dr. Twinam has written books and scholarly essays that enrich our understanding of the Latin America past. Two examples are Miners, Merchants,and Farmers in Colonial Colombia (1982) and Public Lives, Private Secrets: Gender, Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish America (1999).
A dedicated mentor to her students, she has a "tough but fair" motto. Dr. Twinam is also extremely attentive to the everyday aspects of graduate education. Just as she excels in teaching, she also does in professional development for her students. Dr. Twinam has developed innovative and intensive grant-writing workshops, as well as mock-conference sessions to prepare students to give papers at national conferences.
Dr. Twinam’s work has earned her the position as one of the foremost colonial Latin-American specialists today; she serves as an inspiration and model for graduate students. "...she brings honor and credit to the graduate program of History as a whole..." says Graduate Adviser, Jacqueline Jones.
Originally Posted by the Graduate School
Graduate School Professional Awards for 2013:
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
-Ann Twinam, Ph.D., Professor, Department of History
Outstanding Graduate Advisor Award
-Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Ph. D., Amy Johnson McLaughlin Administrative Chair in Human Ecology; Rapoport Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts Professor, Department of Sociology
Outstanding Graduate Coordinator Award
-Stephanie W. Crouch, Graduate Coordinator in the College of Pharmacy