Story posted May 11, 2000
Assistant Professor of Education Nancy E. Jennings has been awarded the 2000 Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for Junior Faculty. The award is given annually to "an outstanding Bowdoin teacher who best demonstrates the ability to impart knowledge, inspire enthusiasm, and stimulate intellectual curiosity."
Jennings, who joined the Bowdoin faculty in 1995, is a graduate of Macalester College in Minnesota and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction and Social Policy from Michigan State University in 1992.
Before coming to Bowdoin Jennings held a postdoctoral appointment in Educational Policy and Practice Study at Michigan State to study the relationship of state policy to classroom practice in Michigan, California and South Carolina. She developed and directed the South Carolina phase of the project.
While at Michigan State she received the Outstanding Dissertation Award, the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and the Professional Excellence Award from the College of Education.
Jennings teaches curriculum and educational policy and works with student teachers at Bowdoin.
The Karofsky Prize is given by members of the Karofsky family, including Peter S. Karofsky ’62, Paul I. Karofsky ’66 and David M. Karofsky ’93. It is conferred annually by the Dean for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure on the basis of student evaluations. Consideration is given to all untenured faculty members who have taught at Bowdoin for more than two years.