‘Carlson Award’ Category


Carlson Award


Lauren Hecht, 2022 Carlson Award Winner, Psychological Science Department

I have the privilege of introducing the winner of the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching. The winner of this award is selected from among nominations submitted by students, faculty, and staff and it is the highest honor awarded to Gustavus faculty. Thank you for your attention as I introduce you to my colleague. […]

Philip Bryant, 2021 Carlson Award Winner, English Department

Thank you, students, for masking up so that I could be here to present the 2021 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching. You made it possible for all of us to be here, and I am sincerely grateful. This is the highest honor a Gustavus faculty member can receive. Nominations come from students, faculty, […]

Kate Knutson, 2020 Carlson Award Winner, Political Science Department

I’m honored to present the winner of the 2020 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Gustavus faculty member; the winner is selected from nominations submitted by students, faculty, and staff. One great thing about being a liberal arts college prof is how many […]

Margaret Bloch Qazi, 2019 Carlson Award Winner, Biology Department

It is my great privilege and pleasure to announce this year’s recipient of the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching. Created by the Gustavus Board of Trustees in 1971, the award recognizes “an established pattern of teaching excellence,” “innovative and effective teaching strategies,” and excellence in mentoring and advising. It is named in honor […]