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Philosophy Professor Receives National Teaching Excellence Award

Claire Katz of the Department of Philosophy was recently awarded by the American Philosophical Association the Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching for her profound impacts on students' learning of philosophy.

american philosophy associationClaire Katz of the Department of Philosophy was recently awarded Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching by the American Philosophical Association (APA). These awards recognize many areas of philosophy research by philosophers at various career stages, as well as the teaching of philosophy and public philosophy. The prizes will be awarded at the 2020 APA divisional meetings.

Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching (2019)

KatzClaire Katz is the Associate Dean of Faculties, the Murray and Celeste Fasken Chair in Distinguished Teaching in the Liberal Arts, and a Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. She teaches courses and conducts research on contemporary continental philosophy, philosophy of education, ethics, philosophy of religion, feminist theory, and modern Jewish thought. Her work focuses on the intersection of philosophy and religion, with specific interests in contemporary French philosophy and French feminist theory. She is the author of Levinas, Judaism, and the Feminine: The Silent Footsteps of Rebecca (Indiana 2003) and the editor of Emmanuel Levinas: Critical Assessments vol. 1-4 (Routledge, 2005). She regularly teaches courses in Gender and Religion and Feminist theory and she has written extensively on feminist theory, philosophy of religion, philosophy of education, and Emmanuel Levinas’s ethical project.

The Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching, sponsored by the American Philosophical Association (APA), the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT), and the Teaching Philosophy Association (TPA), recognizes a philosophy teacher who has had a profound impact on the student learning of philosophy in undergraduate and/or pre-college settings.


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