You are here: American University School of Public Affairs News Chris Edelson Awarded Outstanding Teaching in a Term Appointment

Contact Us

Kerwin Hall on a map

AU School of Public Affairs 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

Back to top


Chris Edelson Awarded Outstanding Teaching in a Term Appointment

Chris Edelson, assistant professor of government

School of Public Affairs faculty members are being celebrated with this year’s prestigious American University Faculty Awards.

Of note, Chris Edelson of SPA received the Outstanding Teaching in a Term Appointment award.

“I am thrilled to win this award,” Edelson said. “Since I was in high school, my goal has been to be a college professor and to teach and write about issues that interest me. I feel very lucky to have found the opportunity to do just that at American University, and to have amazing students who make the experience especially fulfilling and rewarding.”

In addition to the Faculty Awards, Provost Scott Bass recognized several teachers who have reached milestone anniversaries ranging from 25 to 45 years of service, as well as the faculty who will retire this year.

Award winners will be honored April 26 at the annual Faculty Recognition Dinner at the National Press Club.

“My congratulations goes out to all of our faculty recognized this year,” said SPA Dean Barbara Romzek. “It’s wonderful to have faculty with such talent and institutional knowledge who have made sustained contributions to AU. We are especially proud to see Professor Edelson’s passion for teaching recognized through the University-wide awards.”

SPA Faculty with 25 Years of Service: 

  • Caroline Cooper
  • Candice Nelson
  • David Rosenbloom

SPA Faculty with 40 Years of Service:

  • Neil Kerwin

SPA Retiring Faculty members:

  • Robert Durant
  • Katherine Farquhar