Faculty in the department of history have over the years garnered numerous university and national awards for teaching excellence. This year, Dr. Florin Curta was recognized with a CLAS Teaching Award for 2013-2014. Dr. Matt Jacobs won the CLAS Advisor/Mentor of the Year Award.
Honors of this sort are familiar to both professors. Previously, Dr. Jacobs received the department’s John Mahon Undergraduate Teaching Award and a CLAS Teaching Award. He has also been the college’s nominee for a university teaching award. In 2012, UF’s International Center recognized Dr. Curta with the International Educator of the Year Award, Senior Faculty category.
Congratulations to our two colleagues for upholding the standard for the rest of us.