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Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, a Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Social Psychology Program, is a recipient of the 2022 J. Carlyle Sitterson Award for Teaching First-Year Students Distinguished Teaching Award.

This Distinguished Teaching Award is given by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost to recognize excellence in teaching first-year students by a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences. Lyle Sitterson was a Kenan Professor of History and Chancellor of the University from 1962-1972 and was a passionate advocate for inspired teaching of first-year students. Dr. Fredrickson was chosen for her commitment to excellent teaching and to education in general.

Dr. Fredrickson, along with 24 other faculty members and graduate students, have been named winners of Carolina’s 2022 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. Congratulations to Dr. Fredrickson on this well-deserved honor!

Dr. Fredrickson will be recognized at half-time of the UNC-Georgia Tech men’s basketball game on January 25, 2022.

Read more about this year’s teaching award winners!

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