MIT Sloan professors Kristin Forbes and Rebecca Henderson shared Teacher of the Year honors for the 2000-2001 academic year.
Awarded to the professor considered by the student body to be the outstanding teacher of the year, the prize is based on the number and strength of the nominations. This year, almost 200 nominations were received, recognizing 49 faculty members (almost half of the faculty roster) for their excellence in teaching.
The honors were announced May 3 at the 13th annual Faculty Appreciation Day at MIT Sloan. Now in it's eleventh year, the tradition was created by MIT Sloan students to recognize the importance of superior teaching and to honor faculty commitment toward this pursuit.
Kristin Forbes was recognized for her work in Applied Macro and International Economics. In her third year of teaching, Kristin received her Ph.D. at Sloan in 1998. Kristin's commitment to her teaching is evidenced by the following student comments:
Rebecca Henderson, honored many times in the past for her teaching of Technology Strategy, was lauded by her nominators as follows:
Excellence in Teaching awards were also given to Paul Asquith, Richard Frankel, Rob Freund, George Plesko, Kevin Rock, and Shoji Shiba. Natalie Brain, SM '01, and Fabrizio Campelli, SM '01, were recognized with Outstanding Teaching Assistant honors.
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