David Marno, Associate Professor of English, announced as recipient of 64th annual Distinguished Teaching Award

March 20, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Professor David Marno, renowned for his expertise in English literature and unwavering commitment to teaching excellence, has been honored with the prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) at UC Berkeley.

The Distinguished Teaching Award is a testament to Professor Marno's sustained excellence in teaching, recognizing his exceptional ability to ignite intellectual curiosity in students, inspire colleagues, and illuminate the profound connections between academia and the wider world. Beyond delivering exemplary classes, Professor Marno's teaching has consistently fostered a deep understanding of literature and its intersections with religious practices and cultural contexts.

Within the English Department at UC Berkeley, Professor Marno's courses on early modern literature, religion, and theater have had inspiring impact on students, encouraging critical thinking and interpretation. His contributions extend beyond the department, as he actively serves on the boards of the Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Designated Emphasis (REMS), the journal Representations, and the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR).

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Professor Marno will be honored at a public ceremony and permanently recognized as a Distinguished Teacher in the UC Berkeley catalog. As a Distinguished Teacher, Professor Marno will continue to be a valued voice in shaping teaching-related issues on campus.

Please join us in congratulating Professor David Marno on this well-deserved honor. His dedication to teaching excellence embodies the spirit of UC Berkeley's commitment to academic excellence and intellectual inquiry.