Dr. Steven Buzinski, a Teaching Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, is a recipient of the 2020 University Teaching Award – the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
The Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching were created in 1952 with a bequest by Kenneth Spencer Tanner, class of 1911, and his sister, Sara Tanner Crawford (and by them on behalf of their deceased brothers, Simpson Bobo Tanner, Jr. and Jesse Spencer Tanner), establishing an endowment fund in memory of their parents, Lola Spencer and Simpson Bobo Tanner. The award was established to recognize excellence in inspirational teaching of undergraduate students, particularly first- and second-year students.
Dr. Buzinski, along with 24 other faculty members and graduate students, have been named winners of Carolina’s 2020 University Teaching Awards. The University Committee on Teaching Awards, which oversees the selection process, encouraged students to nominate deserving faculty and graduate teaching assistants for the awards. The committee specifically sought nominations with a commitment to care of our students, outstanding mentorship, and effective use of classroom methods. The winner of the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching receives a one-time stipend of $7,500 and a framed citation. Dr. Buzinski will also be recognized at half-time of the UNC-Wake Forest men’s basketball game on March 3, 2020 and will be honored at an awards banquet on April 21, 2020. Congratulations to Dr. Buzinski on this well-deserved honor!