Professor Susan Wolfson receives Phi Beta Kappa teaching award

June 7, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Susan Wolfson on receiving the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

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From the university website:

Wolfson has spent her 25-year career at Princeton inspiring students and, through her "genuine love for teaching," advancing their "personal and scholarly growth," wrote senior Eu Na Noh.  Wolfson joined the Princeton faculty in 1991, and her research has focused on British literature, specializing in Romanticism and Romantic-era writers.

Noh cited Wolfson's "generosity and compassion" as reasons for selecting her for the teaching award. She commended Wolfson for investing tremendous amounts of time and thought in her students' work. "What truly amazes me is that every piece of writing that I submitted to her — regardless of length — was returned to me promptly … with incisive comments on almost every sentence and multiple pages of suggestions."

Noh praised Wolfson as "an innovator: she devotes much of her time and energy to elevating Princeton's English program to the next level, both to make it more accessible to students outside the department as well as to bring more depth and variety to department-specific courses and projects."

Among her many honors, Wolfson was the president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers, and she serves on the board of directors for the Keats-Shelley Association of America and was named its distinguished scholar. She earned her bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of California-Berkeley.