Enid Logan Named Recipient of the 2023 Motley Teaching Award
Congratulations to Associate Professor Enid Logan, a 2023 recipient of CLA's Arthur "Red" and Helene B. Motley Exemplary Teaching Award!
Professor Logan, a scholar of race and racialization in the Americas, is a highly engaged and committed instructor, working hard to be accessible and approachable for all her students, establishing what she calls an atmosphere of "trust, openness, inclusion, and fun." Giving generously of her time, she in particular provides support and inspiration to first-generation students and students from under-represented groups, helping students from less advantaged backgrounds navigate academia.
"The process of finding my voice as a teacher has been in part a process of finding myself," says Logan. "The thing I've come to love most about being in the classroom is that teaching allows me to express a side of myself and be a version of myself that I don't get to be in any other part of my life. And that for me is thrilling!"
Each year since 1994, the College of Liberal Arts has recognized a select group of faculty who are outstanding teachers of graduate and undergraduate students. The award is named in honor of Arthur “Red” Motley, who was an alumnus of the University, a charter member of the University of Minnesota Foundation and a recipient of the University’s highest honor, the Regents Award. In keeping with the qualities embodied by Red Motley, this award is designed to reward top educators who demonstrate their passion and commitment to teaching and is made possible through a gift from the family and friends of Red Motley and alumni of the College.