Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award

Established in 1986, the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes outstanding teaching and advocacy for history teaching at two-year, four-year, and graduate colleges and universities. The award is named for the late Eugene Asher, for many years a leading advocate for history teaching. The Society for History Education shares the sponsorship of the award.

The award is intended for inspiring teachers whose techniques and mastery of subject matter made a real difference to students of history. Nominations of mentors or teaching colleagues are appropriate. An individual may not nominate his or her thesis adviser (current or within the past five years). At the time of nomination, a nominee must still be alive but may be retired or emeritus. Each letter of nomination must include current contact information (home, work, phone, and e-mail) of the nominee.

Up to five letters of nomination (no more than two pages each) should be submitted to the AHA no later than May 1, 2015. The prize committee will select a short list of finalists, each of whom will be asked to provide a short CV, syllabus (or syllabi), and a teaching statement to a total of 5 pages or fewer. The recipient will be invited to attend the award presentation at the Association's 2016 annual meeting.

Only the letter(s) of nomination should be e-mailed to awards@historians.org. Please be sure to include “Asher Prize Nomination” in the subject line.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.