This week, I had the humbling distinction of being awarded Seton Hill University’s 2011 Professor of the Year. I am very grateful for this, and I really appreciate the kind encouragement. The award comes with a plaque and a plum parking spot for next academic year (Hurrah! I’m thinking of subletting this), as well as addressing the graduating class and award-winning students (and their parents) at the Honor’s Convocation. I had a great time with this, and tried my best to make it as un-boring as possible. You can read my speech — called “Scary Things” — over on my creative writing weblog.
Congratulations to the Class of 2011.
Here’s the campus press release.