COH Honors Camp, Stephan with 2020 Faculty Awards

May 13th, 2020

Maggie Camp and Robert Stephan have been selected as the College of Humanities 2020 faculty award winners.


Camp, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, is the Distinguished Undergraduate Advising/Mentoring Award recipient. Camp was also the Distinguished Teaching Award recipient in 2015.


Stephan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Classics, is the Distinguished Teaching Award recipient. He received the Distinguished Undergraduate Advising/Mentoring Award recipient in 2019.


During the past decade, Camp has been dedicated to increasing East Asian Studies majors and minors, with significant results, said Jiang Wu, acting department head.


“She is truly exemplary in the field of student advising, with sophisticated thinking about student retention,” he said. “In addition, she has worked extensively with COH and UArizona advising teams to coordinate mentoring activities.”


Religious Studies and Classics Department Head Karen Seat said Stephan’s courses are “wildly popular” and he receives rave reviews from student evaluations.


“Dr. Stephan has the kind of presence in the classroom that can hold the attention of hundreds of students, and his presentation materials both in class and online are visually stunning,” Seat said. “In everything he does, he brings his uniquely positive enthusiasm, and students respond to this. He is a gifted and hardworking educator, and he has successfully sparked a love of the humanities for hundreds of students at the University of Arizona.”

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