Chancellor Linda Katehi: Professor Clarence Walker Awarded 2015 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement
April 10th, 2015 @ 1:45 pm by Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
Every year one outstanding UC Davis professor is awarded the UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. The prize, established in 1986, honors faculty who are both exceptional teachers and scholars. The winner is selected based on the nominations of other professors, research peers, representatives from the UC Davis Foundation Board of Trustees, and UC Davis students.
This year I had the pleasure of honoring UC Davis history professor Clarence Walker with the prestigious award.
Walker, a world-class scholar and public intellect, has been a leader in the field of black American history for decades. He is passionate about teaching, presents challenging assumptions in his lectures and encourages students to think critically about pressing social issues.
While it is unfortunate that Professor Walker will be retiring in June, this recognition is fitting as the culmination of his remarkable career. Please join me in congratulating Professor Walker!