Eugene Asher Award Recipients
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 (SHE) shares with the AHA sponsorship of the award. It recognizes inspiring teachers whose techniques and mastery of subject matter made a lasting impression and substantial difference to students of history. Members of the AHA and SHE submit nominations to the Committee on Teaching Prizes.
2014 Asher Award
Clif Stratton, Washington State Univ.
Dr. Stratton has successfully engaged students in his classes using inquiry-based frameworks, and has made these techniques scalable and applicable to a contemporary issues course for Washington State University’s general education curriculum. The course promises to apply historical inquiry to contemporary issues of equity, race, class, justice, and global conflict. By offering context to these issues to thousands of students, he has a deep impact. Dr. Stratton stands out as an exceptional teacher-scholar.