May 16, 2000
Volume 46
Number 33

SSW, Wharton, GSFA, CGS, & Nursing Awards

Social Work Teaching Awards

This year there are two recipients of the School of Social Work's Excellence in Teaching Awards, Dr. Richard J. Gelles and Mr. Walter Palmer.

Dr. Richard Gelles is the Joanne T. and Raymond H. Welsh Professor in Child Welfare and Family Violence and the co-director of the Center for the Study of Youth Policy. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Assessing Family Violence Interventions. He is also the Vice President for Publications for the National Council on Family Relations. He has authored or co-authored many works, including "the highly influential" book The Violent, the first systematic emipirical investigation of family violence.

Walter Palmer, a part-time lecturer, has taught at Penn since 1990. He has taught courses on American racism, social change, and community organizing. He received his B.S. from Cheyney University and his law degree from Howard University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Monticello University.

He is the founder of the Palmer Foundation , a research and training institute. The mission of the Foundation is to provide training in business and community leadership for inner city residents.

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GSFA Teaching Award

This year's recipient of the Graduate School of Fine Arts' G. Holmes Perkins Award for Distinguished Teaching is Samuel Y. Harris, a member of the adjunct faculty for nearly twenty years.

Mr. Harris teaches architecture and historic preservation courses, studio, and professional practice. He is a registered architect, a professional engineer, and recently completed a degree in law. His professional practice centers on the technical and legal issues of building design and preservation. His courses in Materials Diagnostics and Building Pathology have provided an essential foundation that numerous alumni cite as invaluable to their careers as architects and members of the historic preservation field.

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Wharton Teaching Awards

This year's winners of the David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching are Dr. Madhav Rajan and Dr. Alan Strudler. Dr. Karl Ulrich received the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award. Dr. Larry Hunter received the Marc and Sheri Rapaport Undergraduate Core Teaching Award. Wharton also honored many others for outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. MORE WHARTON HONORS HERE.
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CGS Teaching Award

Dr. Dennis DeTurck, the Davidson Kennedy Professor, and Chairman of Mathematics, is the recipient of the CGS Distinguished Teaching Award.

The award is given to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding support of non-traditional students. Dr. DeTurck's association with CGS has been varied and longstanding. For many years, he has been involved in CGS-sponsored youth programs such as the Penn Summer Science Academy. He has also served on the CGS Executive Committee and as one of the pioneer faculty members in PennAdvance.

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School of Nursing Awards

The Faculty Teaching Award recognizes a member of the School of Nursing faculty for excellence in teaching.

Patricia Dunphy, a lecturer clinician, has consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching both at the graduate and undergraduate levels while on the Health Care of Women faculty. Time after time, students have commented that Ms. Dunphy's excellent knowledge base, patience, humor, and stellar communication skills have helped to ensure that individual and group learning is facilitated. She is described as "fair, very accessible, and a challenging but humane educator."

The Undergraduate Advising Award recognizes a member of the faculty who excels at advising undergraduate students.

Dr. Antonia Villarruel, assistant professor of nursing, is well known within the School for her excellent teaching and scholarly abilities. She is also well known among the students for her exceptional advising skills. She goes well beyond advising students on their academic options. She is professional and proactive in her approach and compassionate and caring in her demeanor. She shows her pride in the achievements of her advisees but never lets them forget that they control their own success at Penn. She encourages them to reach out for the help they need and always provides an open door and her undivided attention when they come to her.

The Doctoral Student Organization Faculty Award recognizes the significant impact and contributions of the faculty to the development of future nursing scholars, researchers, and leaders. It is awarded each year to a member of the school's standing faculty by a vote of the Doctoral Student Organization membership.

Dr. Lorraine J. Tulman, associate professor of nursing, is recognized for her willingness to share her considerable knowledge and talents with doctoral students through education, research, consultation and mentorship, particularly in the areas of statistical analyses and assessment of functional status and to thank her for her meaningful contributions to the growth of doctoral students. 
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