Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) has announced the top 10 nominees and winner of the ASG Outstanding Professor Award for 2023.
Stephanie Danker, associate professor of Art, received the ASG Outstanding Professor Award. She was selected from among the top 10 nominees, who were honored during last week’s ceremony held by ASG.
Danker was nominated by Allison McLean, a senior Art Education major and Art Therapy co-major with an Art History minor. “Danker's commitment to community engagement is inspiring, and I believe that it sets her apart as an exceptional educator,” McLean said. One example of this is her close relationship with the Myaamia Center.
“Danker has worked closely with the center to integrate these important perspectives into her teaching. Together with representatives from the Miami Tribe (of Oklahoma), she has co-constructed educational outreach programs in Cincinnati, focusing on art education and cultural exchange,” McLean said. “This work has been instrumental in helping to build bridges between the Miami Tribe and the wider community, and it has provided students with valuable opportunities to learn from and engage with members of the Tribe.”
McLean added, “By emphasizing the importance of cultural understanding and relationship building in her teaching, she has helped to create a more inclusive and compassionate learning environment for all of her students.”
ASG Outstanding Professor Top 10 nominees
- Tyler Baker, visiting faculty, Educational Leadership
- Stephanie Danker, associate professor of Art
- Daniel Dlugos, visiting assistant professor of Biology
- Paul Flaspohler, professor of Psychology
- Ashley Goos, visiting assistant professor of Theatre
- Chip Hahn, associate clinical professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology
- Molly Moran, assistant lecturer of Emerging Technology in Business + Design
- Jen Sammons, visiting assistant professor of English
- Russell Simonsen, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese
- Todd Stuart, director of Arts Management and Entrepreneurship