Three A&H Faculty Receive 2023 Distinguished Teaching Awards

three photos of DTA faculty
March 16, 2023

UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes individual faculty for sustained excellence in teaching. Beyond an individual exemplary class, such sustained excellence in teaching incites intellectual curiosity in students, inspires colleagues, and makes students aware of significant relationships between the academy and the world at large. Recipients receive a cash award from campus and recognition by the Academic Senate. They are honored at a public ceremony, and are permanently indicated as Distinguished Teachers in the UC Berkeley catalog. Distinguished Teachers are often called upon by campus to provide a voice in teaching-related issues.

This year, three of the five UC Berkeley faculty selected as recipients of the 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award are from the Division of Arts & Humanities.  

  • Abigail De Kosnik, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

  • Daniel Hoffmann, French

  • Elisa Tamarkin, English

The extraordinary expertise, curiosity, inclusiveness, and passion of this year’s recipients remind us that excellent teaching runs both deep and broad across Berkeley’s academic landscape. 

Please join us for a public celebration:

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Ceremony 5-6:30 p.m. followed by an open reception
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center