Congratulations to Professor Angus Burgin, the History Department’s Director of Graduate Studies, on winning this year’s KSAS Faculty Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award! This award is given to a faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences who demonstrates excellence in teaching and mentoring of graduate students.
Below are quotes from students who nominated him:
“Professor Burgin truly holds students accountable for their careful reading of primary and secondary texts and challenges students to defend and refine their arguments in the moment of making them in class. Not only does this help train us as sophisticated historical analysts, but once again it demonstrates that he takes his students seriously as independent thinkers and equals.”
“He gives frank and efficient feedback, with a knack for pointing to your most crucial blind spot. This has considerably strengthened my arguments and saved me from going down less than helpful research paths. Most importantly though, Prof. Burgin treats graduate students as if they are colleagues and they have something important to offer.”