Karen Little, 2018 Stephen Horne Award for Excellence in Teaching Winner

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Image of the Stephen Horne Award in Teaching Excellence Plaque

The English Department at Duke University is honored to announce that Karen Little has been selected as the 2018 Stephen Horne Award for Excellence in Teaching winner. 

This award is presented annually to a graduate student instructor in the English Department who best demonstrates outstanding commitment and excellence in the classroom.  Instructors are nominated by their students, and the winner is selected  based on the number of students who nominate a graduate instructor; the nature of the descriptions that accompany those nominations; and student evaluation forms from the instructor’s course.

Ms. Little was nominated by 9 of 11 students in her fall 2017 English 90S course, "Home-Making: Literary Representations of Homes in Crisis."  This impressive number of nominations, combined with her excellent teaching evaluations (5.0 out of a possible 5.0 in the “Quality of Teaching” column) and student comments resulted in her winning this honor.

As the winner of 2018 Stephen Horne Award for Excellence in Teaching, Ms. Little, will receive a monetary award and certificate.  Her name will be added to the Stephen Horne Award for Excellence in Teaching plaque located in English Department’s Graduate Student Lounge, 328 Allen Building, and the Stephen Horne Award for Excellence in Teaching page on the English Department’s website.