Michael Lippman has received the 2021 Award for Excellence in College Teaching from the Classical Assocation of the Middle West and South.
The annual award recognizes outstanding instructors of the classics based on several criteria, including being viewed as leaders, engaging a broad range of students, and leaving something of themselves with their students.
Lippman is an associate professor of practice in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies who previously earned the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Society for Classical Studies.
"This year there was a truly outstanding pool of nominees, but the committee was particularly struck by your file," CAMWS committee member Laury Ward wrote to Lippman in her congratulatory email. "Of course the cleverness inherent in the design of your Athens and Sparta course is impressive, but also the larger theme in your work of making classics accessible, engaging, and meaningful to a broad spectrum of students."
Honorees recieve a monetary award and recognition at the organization's annual business meeting.