Sophia Mizouni Honored For Teaching Excellence

in News, News Spring 2012
May 4th, 2012

 

In the photograph (L to R): Odile Cazenave (head of the French section), Sophia Mizouni, and W. Jeffrey Hughes, Associate Dean of the Graduate School.

In the photograph (L to R): Odile Cazenave (head of the French section), Sophia Mizouni, and W. Jeffrey Hughes, Associate Dean of the Graduate School.

Graduate student Sophia Mizouni was recognized by the Graduate School as an Outstanding Teaching Fellow for the Academic Year 2011-2012 and honored for teaching excellence at an end-of-semester GRS reception. Mizouni, who earned a degree in Landscape Architecture before embarking on her career in French language and literature, is researching depictions of the Parisian landscape in the 19th-century novel.

Teaching Fellows are a vital part of BU’s instructional program, CAS Dean Virginia Sapiro told the award-winning graduate students, “and you are the crème de la crème among Teaching Fellows.”

Mizouni’s coordinator Shelagh Hadley had high praise for her work. “A gifted teacher, Sophia has taught second year French at a consistently high level, engaging her students in innovative, creative ways. She makes  learning and using the French language interesting and rewarding… Her expectations are high, and her students respond positively… Open to different techniques and approaches and always willing to share her own classroom methodology, Sophia is a hardworking, generous, and imaginative colleague.”