Rutgers English Department News

Congratulations to Sal Ayala Camarillo, Erin Kelly, Daniel Walsh, and Alicia Williams who were honored with 2021 Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education. Each year, awards for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education are given to professors and teaching assistants in the School of Arts and Sciences to recognize their outstanding achievements in and beyond the classroom, their engagement with their students and pedagogic communities, and their overall commitment to the undergraduate education mission. And, each year, the theme that inevitably shines through in each nomination is the students’ understanding that these instructors “genuinely want us to learn.”

This year a new, special category has been added: Pandemic Pedagogy. Since March 10, 2020—when the pandemic necessitated online instruction—there have been so many extraordinary contributions to under education. This special category, open to any full-time SAS faculty or staff, or group of faculty and staff, recognizes outstanding work in supporting others during the pandemic in developing instruction that meets the highest standards for online pedagogy.

Salvador Ayala Camarillo

 Salvador Ayala Camarillo, Teaching Assistant, English Writing Program

Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly, Assistant Teaching Professor, Writing Program - Special Award for Pandemic Pedagogy

Daniel Walsh, Assistant Teaching Professor, Writing Program - Special Award for Pandemic Pedagogy

Alicia Williams

Alicia Williams, Assistant Teaching Professor, Writing Program - Special Award for Pandemic Pedagogy