St. Anthony Park resident receives U’s prestigious teaching award

Dan Philippon, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota and resident of St. Anthony Park, was honored with the U of M’s 2016-17 Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award. He and fellow English faculty member Katherine Scheil, will be honored at an April 27 awards ceremony. Both Philippon and Scheil will become members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers and receive $15,000.

Philippon has been the English department’s director of undergraduate studies since 2013.

The Morse-Alumni Award has been given to professors for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education since 1965. Philippon is a scholar of environmental literature who has taught courses on the 19th-century environmental imagination and public discourse around the environment. He edited the 2009 compilation Our Neck of the Woods: Exploring Minnesota’s Wild Places (University of Minnesota Press). Currently, he is working on a book about food writing, sustainability and the sense of place.

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