Yoshiko Reynolds Named 2023 Teacher of the Year
Instructor of Japanese Yoshiko Reynolds is the 2023 Teacher of the Year.
Lewis & Clark’s Pamplin Society of Fellows has named Instructor of Japanese Yoshiko Reynolds the 2023 Teacher of the Year.
Each year, the Pamplin Society of Fellows bestows the Teacher of the Year Award to one professor. This award aims to honor undergraduate faculty members that go above and beyond the duties of their position to enrich student learning.
This year, the finalists for the award included:
- Associate Professor of Art History Benjamin David
- Instructor of Japanese Yoshiko Reynolds
- Assistant Professor of Biology Sharon Torigoe
- Associate Professor of International Affairs Laura Vinson
“It’s incredible how much time and energy she dedicates both inside and outside of class—and to connecting with each of her students to improve their learning,” first-year student Eliana Bly said. “I have never met a teacher as dedicated to teaching.”
The Teacher of the Year award is entirely driven in all aspects by undergraduate students. A call is issued in early March for students at the college to write nomination letters for faculty members that have played a dynamic role in students’ academic lives. These letters are then reviewed by a selection committee comprised entirely of students.