by Craig Layne
Dan Schubert, associate professor of sociology at Dickinson, received the 2017-18 Distinguished Teaching Award during pre-Commencement ceremonies. The award recognizes excellence in teaching and is the highest honor given to a Dickinson faculty member. It is determined by faculty vote and approved by the president.
“I am honored to receive the recognition of my peers, from whom I have learned so much about teaching and thinking during my time at Dickinson,” said Schubert. “It is a pleasure to work at an institution that values both teaching and research, and that encourages faculty members to think about the ways in which these practices can be intricately related.”
Schubert joined the Dickinson faculty in 1995. His courses cover a wide range of topics including social theory, cultural studies, media, gender, health and illness, crime and punishment and the sociology of education. His publications have focused on the ethics of academic practice and poststructuralist thought, among other topics. Schubert has served on Dickinson’s Enrollment & Student Life and Research & Development committees, multiple presidential commissions and the faculty of the health studies program. He has recently focused on the college’s civic-learning initiative, where he co-chaired the civic engagement advisory council.
Schubert holds a bachelor’s degree from Towson State University and a master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.
Published May 23, 2018