University Excellence in Teaching Award

Nominations for Northeastern’s Excellence in Teaching Award are made by students. They consider several criteria, including depth of knowledge in the subject, ability to provide effective links among course content, research, and experiential learning, and the rigor of course content.

2019 Honorees


Denise Garcia 
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Affairs

James Monaghan 
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology


Benjamin Lerner
Lecturer, College of Computer and Information Science

Brooke Foucault Welles
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies


Carlene Hempel
Lecturer, College of Arts, Media and Design

Mya Poe
Assistant Professor of English, College of Social Sciences and Humanities


Amy M. Briesch
Assistant Professor of Counseling and Applied Psychology

John Engen
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Nader Jalili
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Tova Olson Sanders
Assistant Academic Specialist in Education and Organizational Leadership

Dennis Shaughnessy
Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Julie Hertenstein
Associate Professor of Accounting

Rupal Patel
Associate Professor of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and Computer and Information Science


Erin Cram
Assistant Professor of Biology

Michael Pollastri
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology


Lori Gardinier
Associate Academic Specialist in Human Services

Gregory Goodale
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies