GSE Teaching Award
The 2005 recipient of the Graduate School of Education’s Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by the GSE Student Affairs Committee, is Dr. Larry Sipe, associate professor in GSE’s language in education division. The award was presented at GSE’s commencement ceremony.
GSE singles out for this award those who have “a strong commitment to teaching and learning,” who demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for both the course material and for the students, and who are intellectually challenging and stimulating.
An expert on literature for children and adolescents, Dr. Sipe, who came to Penn in 1996, is known among his students for challenging them to think more deeply and broadly about what constitutes children’s literature, how children respond to literature, and how children understand their worlds. His rigor, clarity, sensitivity and thoroughness provide his students with an excellent model of a scholar. He is highly regarded by students as both a professor and a mentor. In his role as mentor, he advises his students on teaching, publishing, preparing conference proposals, and developing syllabi.
Dr. Sipe received his B.A. degree in English from the University of Chicago, his B.S. in elementary education from Bloomsburg State College, his M.Ed. from Temple, and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University.
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 33, May 24, 2005
May 24, 2005
Volume 51 Number 33