The U-M Department of Sociology is thrilled to celebrate Professor Greta Krippner, a distinguished faculty member of the Department of Sociology, for winning the esteemed 2024 John Dewey Award. This honor acknowledges Professor Krippner's outstanding commitment to undergraduate education and her contribution to teaching sociological theory at U-M.

Selected by the U-M LSA Executive Committee, the award is given to faculty who have been recommended for promotion to full professor with tenure, reflecting a legacy of educational excellence akin to John Dewey's philosophy of learning, leadership, and interpersonal connection.

Professor Krippner’s innovative teaching style and her dedication to making complex theories more accessible are hallmarks of her classroom environment. Her efforts have supplied students of U-M Sociology and beyond the ability to deeply engage in these intricate and sometimes controversial materials. This accolade recognizes both her educational impact and productive scholarly career.

We look forward to witnessing Professor Krippner’s ongoing, important work with sociologists of tomorrow. Learn more about this award and view past John Dewey Award recipients.