Binswanger Committee

The Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching was inaugurated in 1993 as an institutional recognition of outstanding faculty members. One to three Binswanger Prizes are presented each year and are made possible by the generosity of the Binswanger family that counts numerous Wesleyan alumni, alumnae and parents in its ranks. The standards and criteria for the annual prizes shall be excellence in teaching, as exemplified by commitment to the classroom and student accomplishment, intellectual demands placed on students, lucidity and passion. The Selection Committee, comprised of three Wesleyan faculty members and leadership from the Alumni Association, meet annually to select the recipients. Alumni eligible to submit recommendations consist of the members of each of the last 10 graduating classes, (BA and graduate alumni), current juniors, seniors and graduate students. The Binswanger Prizes are presented during the Commencement Ceremony.

Committee Members 2017-2018

Jennifer L. Roff, '93, Chair (New York, NY)
Assistant Professor of Economics, The City University of New York

Michael A. Calter (Branford, CT)
Professor of Chemistry, Wesleyan University

Tracey K. Gardner, '96, ex-officio (New York, NY)
Deputy Chief of Staff, New York University

Erik Grimmer-Solem (West Hartford, CT)
Associate Professor of History, Wesleyan University

Joshua B. Guild ’96 (New York, NY)
Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Princeton University

Joseph Bernard McElligott IV, '06 (New York, NY)
Vice President, Guggenheim Partners

Tula Telfair, P'13 (Lyme, CT)
Professor of Art, Wesleyan University