Eric Williams and Jerry Morris Honored with SSU's Excellence in Teaching Award

Professors Eric Williams (Criminology and Criminal Justice) and Jerry Morris (Mathematics and Statistics) have been named recipients of the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award.

SSU's Excellence in Teaching Award was first presented in 1997, with generous contributions of the Sarlo Foundation and Wayne Rollins. The monetary gift to the awardee is currently funded by the Sarlo Foundation that was established by George Sarlo and his wife Sejong in 1992 as a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Each year nominations are sought from students, faculty, staff and administrators to acknowledge faculty who exemplify excellence in teaching in the following areas:

  • quality of instruction
  • creation of an academic environment that successfully encourages high intellectual aspiration and achievement
  • effectiveness in mentoring students
  • promotion of learning outside the classroom

The recipient becomes part of the Platform Party during Commencement and carries the SSU banner in the exercises and is honored with a reception, usually in the Fall, after the award is given.

Details on the awardees in the next issue of WorkPlace.


Eric Williams: left
Jerry Morris: right