Dr. Andrea Christensen Honored with 2021 Joyce Award
Dr. Andrea Christensen—a Fellow within the Institute for Educational Initiatives and the director of undergraduate studies for Education, Schooling, and Society—has received a Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Dr. Christensen is one of just twenty-one faculty members to be selected by the Office of the Provost for this honor, and the recipients are identified through a process that includes peer and student nominations.
The Joyce Awards, established in 2007, are supported by a gift from the late Father Joyce’s classmates of Notre Dame’s Class of 1937. They honor faculty members who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching, and, in particular, recognize professors who create environments that stimulate significant student learning, elevate students to a new level of intellectual engagement and foster students’ ability to express themselves effectively within their disciplines.
In addition to her role as director of undergraduate studies, Dr. Christensen teaches core courses and electives for ESS and psychology.