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Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching

Image courtesy of Samer Al-Saber

Mar 30 2021

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Awards, Faculty

The Walter J. Gores Award recognizes undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence, and Abbasi Program affiliate is one of this year's winners.

Samer Al-Saber, an assistant professor of theater and performance studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences, was honored “for making the classroom experience memorable and inclusive by combining care and empathy for students with curiosity.”

He was commended “for his creative and innovative pedagogy, which forces students to challenge their own beliefs and broaden their horizons” and “for going above and beyond the call of duty through his availability to students and his creative virtual teaching.”

Al-Saber was also honored “for being a positive, compassionate and engaging role model for the ideal theater academic.”

This is an excerpt from the article Stanford announces 2020 Cuthbertson, Dinkelspiel and Gores awards by Kathleen J. Sullivan, as featured on Stanford Today.