Professor Nancy Sharkey of the University of Arizona School of Journalism has won the 2016 SBS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Upper Division Teaching from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
“Teaching is a joy to Nancy, and believe me, it’s a joy to be taught by her,” student Elizabeth Eaton, a Pulliam Fellow at the Arizona Republic, told SBS.
Eaton and David Cuillier, director of the School of Journalism, nominated Sharkey for the award.
“Both of them spoke of your ‘intelligence, experience, commitment,’ and also described you as ‘inspiring, respectful, accessible,’” said Amy C. Kimme Hea, SBS associate dean for instruction, in her letter to Sharkey.
The award includes a stipend of $2,000.
Sharkey joined the UA faculty in fall 2010 after working more than 25 years in various editorial positions at The New York Times, including senior editor, and teaching as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
In May, she also won the Hugh and Jan Harelson Excellence in Teaching Award, as voted on by UA School of Journalism faculty and students.