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Emory Williams Awards recognize outstanding undergraduate teaching
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The Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award is presented to faculty members from each of Emory’s four undergraduate schools during Commencement every year.

The award recognizes a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and was established by Emory Williams, a 1932 Emory College alumnus and longtime trustee. 

Emory College of Arts and Sciences selects three award recipients, drawn from the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Each of the other undergraduate schools — Goizueta Business School, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Oxford College — selects one award recipient. 

The 2023 honorees are: 

  • Harshita Mruthinti Kamath, Visweswara Rao and Sita Koppaka Associate Professor in Telugu Culture, Literature and History, Emory College of Arts and Sciences 
  • John Kim, associate professor in the practice of organization and management, Goizueta Business School
  • Manuela Manetta, assistant teaching professor, Department of Mathematics, Emory College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Paul Oser, teaching professor of mathematics, Oxford College
  • Michael Leo Owens, professor of political science, director of graduate admissions and placement, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
  • Katherine M. Pfeiffer, assistant clinical professor and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program assistant director, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

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