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Nigel Crawford Presented Faculty Excellence Award

APRIL 8, 2009
By: Paulyne Becerra

Interview with Nigel Crawford
Nigel Crawford

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

This year's UC San Diego Faculty Excellence Awards honors five outstanding faculty members for excellence in teaching, research and community service.

Crawford is being recognized for his exemplary work and dedication to the Division of Biological Sciences. For more than 20 years, Crawford has earned rave reviews that praise his captivating lectures and genuine interest in his students' education and future. In addition to teaching undergraduate biology classes, Crawford has embraced the opportunity to teach freshman seminar courses on topics such as "Integrative Medicine" and "the American Diet," using them as a platform to initiate and test new material for future courses. These seminars have earned him outstanding evaluations as well with 100 percent of his students recommending him as an instructor.

"Professor Crawford's commitment to undergraduate teaching is extraordinary," said Steve Kay, dean of the Division of Biological Sciences. "He is passionate about communicating science, creative in his approaches, and personally committed to ensuring that his students have every opportunity to learn in and outside the classroom."