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Gregory Erickson Awarded NYU Distinguished Teaching Award

Long-time faculty member honored for exceptional teaching at Gallatin

Mar 24, 2017

Gregory Erickson Teaching

Gregory Erickson, Clinical Associate Professor at Gallatin, has been awarded a 2016-2017 Distinguished Teaching Award from NYU, the University’s highest honor for faculty. The Distinguished Teaching Award is presented annually to outstanding full-time NYU faculty members who have contributed significantly to the intellectual life of the University through their teaching.

Erickson joined Gallatin in 2004, teaching courses on modern literature, popular culture, religion, and music. In 2016, Professor Erickson’s teaching was recognized with a 2015-2016 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from Gallatin, an award established to recognize educators for their outstanding teaching; their ability to inspire students; a pedagogical approach that is creative and rigorous; expert advising and mentoring skills; and contributions to their field. He is the author of The Absence of God in Modernist Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and the coauthor, with Richard Santana, of Religion and Popular Culture: Rescripting the Sacred (McFarland, 2008).

In addition to Erickson, the following five professors were also recognized: Elena P. Cunningham, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, College of Dentistry; Benard P. Dreyer, Professor, Director of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Tisch Hospital; Director of Pediatrics, Bellevue Hospital Center, NYU School of Medicine; John J. Gershman, Clinical Professor of Public Service, Co-Director of Capstone Program, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; John Halpin, Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science; and Heidi E. White, Clinical Professor of Humanities, Liberal Studies.