UMN Sociology Featured at Distinguished Teachers Celebration
At a special ceremony on Monday, April 10, UMN Sociology Professors Doug Hartmann & Elizabeth Wrigley-Field (with Faculty Associate for the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs & UMN Sociology Professor Penny Edgell in attendance and administering the awards) were honored for their outstanding records of teaching and service. They are now members of the University's Academy of Distinguished Teachers.
Professor Doug Hartmann was awarded the 2022-23 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education. Professor Hartmann, a prolific advisor, popular instructor, and generous co-author, has chaired or co-chaired 19 sociology PhDs and whose effectiveness in graduate education is reflected in the remarkable success of his students in publishing and on the job market.
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Wrigley-Field is a recipient of the Morse-AlumniAward for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education in 2023. Professor Wrigley-Field teaches students to analyze complex social systems by breaking them into parts—and then thinking critically about how the parts fit together. She makes mathematical modeling of social relationships accessible to students from all backgrounds.
Each year the Alumni Association, in partnership with the Senate Committee on Educational Policy and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, honors the recipients of the Morse-Alumni awards and the Graduate and Professional Teaching awards.