United Methodist Church Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award
The University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, established by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church, is conferred at colleges and universities historically affiliated with it. The award recognizes outstanding faculty members for their dedication and contributions to the learning arts and to the institution.
This award has traditionally been conferred at the Faculty Assembly in November. Applications may be submitted to the Office of the Provost during the month of July. The Division also requests that women and ethnic minorities be given high priority in the selection process.
2013 United Methodist Church Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award
This year’s nominating process yielded a truly exceptional class of candidates, each with remarkable talent and ability to inspire the best from students. Afterconsiderable discussion and deliberation, the Provost has announced that the winner of this year’s United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year award is Professor Bennett Goldberg, of the Department of Physics. Professor Goldberg is Director of BU’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology and is also Professor in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering. For 23 years, Professor Goldberg’s passion and prowess for cutting-edge research and practical discoveries in the fields of condensed matter physics, nanomedicine and advanced energy have been matched only by his unique ability to mentor and motivate students to successfully pursue science careers. Professor Goldberg’s ongoing research advances and forward-looking perspective, his status as a leader in his field, and his celebration by colleagues as a committed champion of his students’ success make him an outstanding selection this year.