Teaching Awards

A liberal arts education is uniquely capable of preparing today’s students for lives of engaged citizenship in a rapidly changing global society. Puget Sound is known for its exceptional teaching faculty, a critical element of a challenging and rewarding educational experience.

President’s Excellence in Teaching Award
This annual award was established by former trustee Hal Eastman ’60 and his wife, Jacque ’61, to recognize faculty members who demonstrate exceptional teaching skills, independent of accomplishments in scholarship, research, or publication. Recipients are selected for their genuine passion for teaching, an ability to inspire students to learn, a capacity to set high expectations and challenge students to meet them, a respect for students as individuals, an enduring intellectual curiosity, and the capacity for growth, change, and vitality in the classroom and beyond.
List of recipients

U.S. Professors of the Year Program
Sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and The Carnegie Foudation for the Advancement of Teaching, this program salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country—those who excel as teachers and influence the lives and careers of their students. Since the program's inception, Puget Sound faculty members have recieved more Washington Professor of the Year honors than any other college.
List of recipients