April 25, 2016

Kimberly Brodkin named Lewis & Clark Teacher of the Year

Kimberly Brodkin named Lewis & Clark Teacher of the Year

On April 20, students named Kimberly Brodkin, director of Gender Studies Symposium and director of Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, and assistant professor with term of Humanities, teacher of the year. 

Brodkin specializes in gender and politics in the 20th-century United States. Brodkin joined the faculty at Lewis & Clark in 2002. She holds a BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in U.S. and women’s history from Rutgers University.

Watch her acceptance speech in this short video:


Other finalists this year were Sepideh Bajracharya, assistant professor of anthropology; Casey Jones, assistant professor of chemistry; Joel Martinez, associate professor of philosophy; and Tamily Weissman-Unni, assistant professor of biology. 

The Teacher of the Year award has been bestowed on faculty by the undergraduate student body since 1993. The award process is student driven. Each year, the Pamplin Society asks all Lewis & Clark students to submit nominations. A selection committee chooses several finalists and then requests additional student input. After debate and deliberation, the committee selects a winner.