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CUA Professor Wins Prestigious Award

24 October 1997

j.gif (968 bytes)ohn K. White, professor of politics at The Catholic University of America, has been named the 1997 District of Columbia Professor of the Year by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

This is the sixth time in nine years that Catholic University professors have won this honor, which recognizes excellence in undergraduate teaching.

The award will be presented by university President Patrick Ellis, F.S.C., at a reception at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Herzfeld Auditorium in Hannan Hall on the campus at 620 Michigan Ave., N.E. Afterward, White will deliver a brief lecture on how the Cold War still affects American politics.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education in Washington, D.C., established the Professors of the Year program and works with the Carnegie Foundation, a policy center in Princeton, N.J., and other higher education associations to announce professor of the year winners. This year, awards were made in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.

White, who has taught at Catholic University since 1988, has had a distinguished career. He is a former visiting scholar at Brown University and Providence College, and is co-chair of the Committee for Party Renewal. His books include Still Seeing Red: How the Cold War Shapes American Politics (1997); The Politics of Ideas: Intellectual Challenges to the Parties After 1992 (1996); The New Politics of Old Values (1990); and The Fractured Electorate (1983).

Previous Catholic University recipients of the award are Ernest Zampelli, professor and chairperson of the Department of Economics & Business; Diane Bunce, associate professor of chemistry; Joan Barth Urban, professor of politics; the Rev. Robert Paul Mohan, professor emeritus of philosophy; and Benedict DeCicco, professor of biology.

For more information, call John White at 202-319-6136, or Annamarie DeCarlo, director of media relations, at 202-319-5600 email: decarlo@cua.edu.


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