Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Fund for Excellence

The Fund for Excellence is an endowment fund that devotes its earnings solely to supporting the STP Excellence in Teaching Awards. The Fund's assets are derived entirely from donations from generous individuals and organizations that seek to promote and recognize excellence in the teaching of psychology. Contributions are encouraged and may be sent to:

Jeff Holmes, STP Treasurer
Dept. of Psychology
Ithaca College
953 Danby Rd.
Ithaca, NY, 14850


You may also donate via PayPal by following the button below.

Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. 

2018 Recipients

The STP Teaching Awards Committee congratulates the recipients of the 2018 Teaching Excellence Awards and thanks all nominees, nominators, and reviewers for their participation in the awards process.

  • Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award (2-year college):

     William S. Altman, SUNY Broome Community College, NY

  • Robert S. Daniel Award (4-year college):

      Kim A. Case, University of Houston-Clear Lake, TX

  • Mary Margaret Moffett Memorial Teaching Excellence Award (high school):

     Pamala Coburn, Fremont High School, UT

  • Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award (early career):

     Desdamona Rios, University of Houston-Clear Lake, TX

  • Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award (graduate student):

     Rachel Shor, George Mason University, VA

Call for Applications for the 2018 Awards

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association) announces its 2018 program of awards for outstanding teachers of psychology.  Teaching awards of $1500 and a plaque will be bestowed for outstanding performance in each of six categories: 4-year college or university (Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award), 2-year college (Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award), high school (Mary Margaret Moffett Memorial Teaching Excellence Award), first 10 years of full-time teaching at any level (Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award), graduate student (Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award), and the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

STP encourages applications from those who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

The deadline for submissions is January 15 of the award year.

For more information contact Krisztina Jakobsen, Chair of the STP Teaching Excellence Committee ( , ph: 540-568-4301).

Submission Information

Application Criteria

You may download the application criteria and instructions that are specific to each of the awards in PDF format:

List of Past Award Recipients: 1980-present

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