Howard Aldrich will receive the ASA’s Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award at the 2017 Meetings in Montreal. Howard joins UNC faculty member Everett K. Wilson who won the first award in 1980. Throughout his career, Howard has been a dedicated advocate of high quality teaching. He has taught an innovative seminar on college teaching since 1984 to over 30 cohorts of UNC graduate students. The course introduces the leading scholarship on learning and pedagogy and prepares them for a career of teaching. Howard has also published extensively on teaching and learning including group projects and cooperative learning, assessment, and the use of technology in the classroom. Finally, Howard has an exemplary record of engaged teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. You can read about his current honors course – Rationalization and the Changing Nature of Social Life in 21st Century America – here.
Having won multiple teaching awards at UNC, the ASA award is a fitting capstone to his outstanding teaching career.