University at Albany

Excellence in Teaching (Full 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. Three faculty members received this tribute in 2008 for Excellence in Teaching (Full Time).

Sharon Danoff-BurgSharon Danoff-Burg, Psychology

Professor Sharon Danoff-Burg has been teaching for the Department of Psychology at UAlbany since 1999. She was awarded continuing appointment and promoted to associate professor in 2005. She is currently the Department's Director of Graduate Studies. Dr. Danoff-Burg teaches in a variety of contexts, including large lecture undergraduate classes and small doctoral seminars, in addition to providing one-on-one research and professional advisement and clinical supervision of graduate students. Her Department Chair and nominator describes her as an astute clinician and an outstanding teacher, one of the best in the Department of Psychology. She is respected and admired for her versatility, her creativity in adding new courses to the curriculum, and her responsiveness to Departmental needs. Her student course evaluations are consistently very high, particularly in rating her approachability and her ability to produce interesting course materials and deliver engaging lectures. She has served on 20 doctoral dissertation committees and 23 master's thesis committees, including as chair for five and six respectively. Dr. Danoff-Burg has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and eight book chapters. She is also co-author of an instructor's manual for a widely used textbook in abnormal psychology. She makes a concerted effort to involve her students in research and as co-authors on research papers and publications. Generous with her time outside of class, she is highly valued as a mentor and research advisor, and a model scientist-practitioner.

Excellence in Teaching (Full Time)

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Sharon Danoff-Burg
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