Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation Showcase

The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning is proud to showcase winners of the Yale Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation, which is administered by the Yale College Dean’s Office. Given to outstanding junior faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in teaching in interdisciplinary undergraduate programs, the award enables faculty to dedicate the summer to research essential to their development as scholars and teachers.

The Poorvu family has developed a longstanding legacy of philanthropy at Yale. In 1991, the family established the Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation. In 2018, the family endowed the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning. Both the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning and the Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation are grateful for the generous support of the Poorvu family in promoting teaching excellence at Yale.

Below are past recipients of the Poorvu Teaching Prize, with links to selected teaching features and spotlights:

2015 – 2019 Awardees

2019 Awardees

Adriane Steinacker, Mathematics

Arielle Baskin-Sommers, Psychology

Stefan Steinerberger, General Internal Medicine

Rohit De, History & Law

2018 Awardees

Dylan Gee, Psychology

Laura Barraclough, American Studies

Ven-kadesan Madhusudhan, Anthropology

2017 Awardees

Elizabeth Miller, Philosophy

Joshua Gendron, MCDB

Louisa Lombard, Philosophy

Marta Figlerowicz, Comparative Literature

Rosie Bsheer, History

2016 Awardees

Ayesha Ramachandran, Comparative Literature

Drew Gentner, Art History

Joanna Radin, History of Medicine

Kristina Talbert-Slagle, Humanities

2015 Awardees

Marijeta Bozovic, Slavic Languages

Joseph Fischel, WGSS

Christiana Purdy Moudarres, Italian

William Rankin, History of Science

Gregory Samanez-Larkin, Psychology and Neuroscience