Congratulations to Professor Joshua Calhoun, who has received the William H. Kiekhofer Teaching Award, one of twelve university-wide distinguished teaching awards. This honor recognizes Professor Calhoun’s innovative approach to teaching Shakespeare, the valuable mentorship that he provides both undergraduate and graduate students, and his dedication to public humanities, among other achievements.
To Professor Calhoun, the students are the most rewarding aspect of teaching. “That could sound cliche, but I truly mean it,” he says. “The average student in my classroom wants to be there. They want to learn. They have bad days, and bad weeks, and some of them have bad semesters, but they all have an intention to learn to grow to become better. And I think they all want to change the world and that’s exciting.”