Karen Gross Named 2019 Teacher of the Year

Karen Gross Karen Gross Credit: Steve Hambuchen

Last spring, Lewis & Clark’s Pamplin Society of Fellows named Associate Professor of English Karen Gross the 2019 Teacher of the Year.

Gross, who specializes in medieval literature, has been at Lewis & Clark since 2005. She holds a master’s degree from Cambridge University and a PhD from Stanford University.

Gross, a prolific scholar and author, has also contributed to Lewis & Clark and the lives of her students as the leader of two overseas study programs and as fellowships advisor for the college, providing guidance and support to students seeking information about national grants and awards. In 2008, Gross was recognized with the Graves Award for humanities teaching excellence.

Created in 1994, the Teacher of the Year award honors faculty members who go above and beyond to enhance students’ learning experiences. Winners are selected annually by a committee of Pamplin Society fellows from student nominations.