Cheryl Black Receives Outstanding Teacher Award
Cheryl Black, associate professor in the Department of Theater, has been honored with an award from The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). The Outstanding Teacher of Theatre in Higher Education Award honors a faculty member whose superiority as a teacher is recognized by students and colleagues.
Candidates for the award are nominated by a current member of ATHE, must have taught at the college-level for 10 years, and have made a significant impact on students and their lives as members of the theater community.
Black grew up in a working-class, rural community, and her parents did not attend college. Because of that background, she says she appreciates the privileges and joys of a career in higher education, the access to the human and material resources of world-class research institutions, and the ability to share and work with colleagues and students who are just as passionate as she is.
“To receive this recognition from an organization that has been so instrumental in my own development as a teaching artist is an incredible honor,” says Black.
Suzanne Burgoyne, Curators’ Professor of Theater, won this award in 2003.
By Laura Lindsey, College of Arts and Science
May 11, 2012