University at Albany

Excellence in Teaching (Part Time)

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Two faculty members received this tribute in 2007 for Excellence in Teaching (Part Time).

Dan WhiteDan WhiteAnthropology

Daniel White graduated from UAlbany in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in human biology. Subsequently, he earned a master's degree and began doctoral studies in anthropology. During his graduate education, while serving as a full-time academic adviser in the Advisement Services Center, he began teaching on a part-time basis for the Department of Anthropology. For more than a decade, he has taught introductory courses on human evolution, primatology, and physical anthropology, as well as upper-level undergraduate courses on human paleontology, human growth and development, and human brain evolution. His teaching has been especially important to the interdisciplinary human biology program, one of the fastest growing majors at UAlbany. Student comments and peer testimony in White's nomination dossier speak glowingly to his effectiveness and impact as an instructor. He is innovative and imaginative, teaches with subtle humor and a friendly manner, and strongly encourages students to think critically. He recently completed his Ph.D. in anthropology and was appointed to a new professional post as assistant to the chair of the department. In addition to further part-time teaching, White is preparing manuscripts based on his dissertation results, and is involved in other interdisciplinary research projects that draw on his expertise.

Excellence in Teaching (Part Time)

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