Professor Elina Gertsman Recognized with the Jessica Melton Perry Award

Congratulations to Professor Gertsman for receiving the Jessica Melton Perry Award for Distinguished Teaching in Disciplinary & Professional Writing. This honor recognizes outstanding instruction in writing in professional fields and/or disciplines other than English. As one student described: “Prof. Gertsman teaches us how to critically approach the authors of our field and learn a spectrum of writing qualities in our vibrant class discussions. She lets us voice all the aspects we enjoyed as well as our critiques, and then she gently guides our views and suggests further insights. […] Her critical feedback on these assignments allows us to improve incrementally and map our own progress.” The award committee called Prof. Gertsman’s writing instruction a model for all faculty who work with graduate students as they endeavor to be scholarly writers.


The woodcut courtesy Ben Levy and Reed O’Mara.