Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Fund for Excellence

The Fund for Excellence is an endowment fund that devotes its earnings solely to supporting the STP Excellence in Teaching Awards. The Fund's assets are derived entirely from donations from generous individuals and organizations that seek to promote and recognize excellence in the teaching of psychology. Contributions are encouraged and may be sent to:

Elizabeth Swenson
Department of Psychology
John Carroll University
University Heights, Ohio 44118
(216) 397-4434

Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

2016 Winners

The STP Teaching Awards Committee congratulates the recipients of the 2016 Teaching Excellence Awards and thanks all nominees, nominators, and reviewers for their participation in the awards process.

  • Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award (2-year college): Katherine Wickes, Ph.D., Blinn College, Brenham, TX
  • Mary Margaret Moffett Memorial Teaching Excellence Award (high school): Terri Lindenberg, M.A., Lake Park High School, Roselle, IL
  • Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award (graduate student): Leslie Berntsen, M.A., University of Southern California
  • Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award (early career): Jordan Troisi, Ph.D., The University of the South
  • Robert S. Daniel Award (4-year college): Erin Hardin, Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Call for Nominations for the 2017 Awards

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association) announces its 2017 program of awards for outstanding teachers of psychology.  Teaching awards of $1500 and a plaque will be bestowed for outstanding performance in each of six categories: 4-year college or university (Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award), 2-year college (Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award), high school (Mary Margaret Moffett Memorial Teaching Excellence Award), first 7 years of full-time teaching at any level (Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award), graduate student (Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award), and the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2017.

For more information contact Eric Amsel, Chair of the STP Teaching Excellence Committee (e-mail:, ph: 801-626-6658).

Nomination Criteria

You may download the nomination criteria and instructions that are specific to each of the awards in PDF format:

List of Past Award Winners: 1980-present

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