Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation Showcase

 Jonathan Poorvu ’84, Alison Poorvu Jaffe ’81, William Poorvu ’56, Lia Poorvu

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 undergraduate programs, the award enables faculty to dedicate the summer to research essential to their development as scholars and teachers.

The Poorvu family (pictured above, left to right: Jonathan Poorvu ’84, Alison Poorvu Jaffe ’81, William Poorvu ’56, Lia Poorvu) 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.

 Arielle Baskin-Sommers, Rohit De, Adriane Steinacker, and Stefan Steinerberger

Above, Left to Right: 2019 Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation Prize Winners: Arielle Baskin-Sommers, Rohit De, Adriane Steinacker, and Stefan Steinerberger

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

2015 – 2019 Awardees

2019 Awardees

Arielle Baskin-Sommers, Psychiatry

Rohit De, History

Adriane Steinacker, Physics

Stefan Steinerberger, Mathematics

2018 Awardees

Laura Barraclough, American Studies

Dylan Gee, Psychology

Madhusudhan Venkadesan, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

2017 Awardees

Rosie Bsheer, No longer at Yale

Marta Figlerowicz, Comparative Literature, Read more

Josh Gendron, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Louisa Lombard, Anthropology

Elizabeth Miller, No longer at Yale

2016 Awardees

Drew Gentner, Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Joanna Radin, History of Medicine

Ayesha Ramachandran, Comparative Literature, Read more

Kristina Talbert-Slagle, General Medicine

2015 Awardees

Marijeta Bozovic, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Joseph Fischel, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Christiana Purdy Moudarres, Italian

Bill Rankin, History

Gregory Samanez-Larkin, No longer at Yale

2010 - 2014 Awardees

2014 Awardees

Joshua Billings, No longer at Yale

Emily Coates, Theater Studies

Bella Grigoryan, No longer at Yale

Andrew Johnston, Classics

Albert Laguna, American Studies

Paul Sabin, History

2013 Awardees

Molly Brunson, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Crystal Feimster, American Studies

Marcus Hunter, No longer at Yale

2012 Awardees

Paola Bertucci, History

Sarah Demers, Physics

2011 Awardees

GerShun Avilez, No longer at Yale

J.D. Connor, No longer at Yale

Paige McGinley, No longer at Yale

2010 Awardees

Jonathan Gilmore, No longer at Yale

Kathryn Lofton, Religious Studies

Adam Marcus, No longer at Yale

2000 – 2009 Awardees

2009 Awardees

Thierry Emonet, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Ludger Viefhues-Bailey, No longer at Yale

2008 Awardees

Justin Fox, No longer at Yale

Bryan Garsten, Humanities

Alondra Nelson, No longer at Yale

2007 Awardees

Erin Lavik, No longer at Yale

Corinne Pache, No longer at Yale

Vivek Sharma, No longer at Yale

2004 Awardee

Seth Fein, No longer at Yale

2002 Awardee

Amy Arnsten, Neuroscience

2000 Awardee

Kristin Phillips, No longer at Yale

1991 – 1999 Awardees

1999 Awardees

Thomas Arnold, No longer at Yale

Ahmad Dallal, No longer at Yale

Maria Georgopoulou, No longer at Yale

1997 Awardees

Christy Anderson, No longer at Yale

Elizabeth Fowler, No longer at Yale

1995 Awardees

Norma Thompson, Humanities