Vivien Orbach-Smith, longtime adjunct, receives Outstanding Teaching Award

May 8, 2018

“Each year, the College of Arts and Science recognizes faculty for their outstanding contribution to learning in the classroom. Twelve regular full-time faculty members are chosen to receive Golden Dozen Teaching Awards from nominations submitted by CAS students and faculty. A similar number of adjunct faculty members receive the College’s Outstanding Teaching Award.”

This year, longtime adjunct Vivien Orbach-Smith was named a recipient of the CAS Outstanding Teaching Award. She was nominated by her students and her nomination was seconded with testimonials from her ardent following of former students – many of them accomplished young journalists.

She started teaching the undergrad Beat Reporting class on 9/11 and since then has taught the class which many of her students describe as “transformative.”

Orbach-Smith and the other awardees will be acknowledged at the College’s Baccalaureate Ceremonies at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 10:00am and 3:00pm.