Ava Purkiss

Ava Purkiss was selected to receive the 2024 Class of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award for outstanding teaching of undergraduates. Each year, recipients are selected by the College Executive Committee from among those recommended for promotion from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure who have demonstrated outstanding teaching during their first years on the faculty. While this award recognizes teaching, we believe that excellence in teaching goes hand in hand with excellence in research. As a result, this award is only given to individuals whose achievements foretell a prolific career as a scholar, teacher, and mentor.


Congratulations, Ava!