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Teaching Awards at Harvard Kennedy School include the following:
In 2008, a new teaching award for the most influential course was established by the SLATE Initiative. This award is based on nominations submitted by 5-year alumni and is aimed at recognizing the course that alumni think has had the most influence in their post-Kennedy School career.
These modest financial rewards allow a faculty member to have dinner with the dinner companion of his or her choice, with perhaps a bottle of wine thrown in. Based on the "overall teaching effectiveness" rating in the final course evaluations, they go to faculty in courses with 12 or more students whose average rating is 4.5 or greater. Faculty in courses with enrollments under 12, or who teach modules, or who teach jointly win lunch on the Dean.
Click here for information on the Dean's Award for Excellence in Student Teaching.
This annual award to a member of the Kennedy School faculty honors the late Manuel Carballo, a Lecturer in Public Policy who served as Commissioner of major agencies in three different states, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Voted by the Kennedy School student body, it recognizes the faculty member's dedication to students, excellence in the professional field, and commitment to public service.
1984- Jose Gomez-Ibanez
1985- Mary O'Keefe
1986- Helen Ladd
1987- David Kuechle and Edith Stokey
1988- Roger Porter
1989- Marc Lindenburg
1990- Mark Schlesinger
1991- Olivia Golden and Merilee Grindle
1992- Ron David, MD
1993- H. James Brown
1994- James R. Hines Jr.
1995- Kathryn Dominguez
1996- Malcolm Sparrow
1997- Mickey Edwards
1998- Brian Mandell
1999- Richard Darman
2000- William Clark
2001- Nolan Bowie and Suzanne Cooper
2002- Xavier de Souza Briggs
2003- Hannah Riley Bowles
2004- Lant Pritchett and John White
2005- Kenneth Winston
2006- Robert Jensen
2007- Dan Levy and Brian Mandell
2008- Nancy Katz
2009- Deborah Hughes Hallet and Nolan Miller
2010- Marie Danziger
2011- Richard Parker
2012- Father Bryan Hehir
2013- Tom Patterson and Dean Williams