2012 U.S. Professor of the Year




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Autar Kaw Receives 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year Award

The U.S. Professors of the Year program salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country and those who excel in teaching and positively influence the lives and careers of students. Sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, it is the only national program to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. 


Video of former student Dan Miller introducing USF Professor Autar Kaw, followed by Kaw's acceptance speech. Courtesy CASE


TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2012) 

By Vickie Chachere

USF News


Autar Kaw, a University of South Florida mechanical engineering professor who was an early adopter of new technologies and social media to teach complex mathematical calculations, has been named a 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.


Kaw, a USF professor for 25 years, was feted Thursday in events at the National Press Club and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. He is one of four professors selected from more than 300 nominees to receive the award that is considered the nation's highest honor for undergraduate teaching. Kaw was selected in the category of Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year. (Read rest of the story and see the multimedia coverage links below)


Council for Advancement of Support of Education

USF Professor Autar Kaw holds his award, flanked by CASE President John Lippincott (left) and Carnegie Foundation President Anthony S. Bryk.

Photo: Courtesy Daniel Peck Photography


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  • Gave the keynote speech at the Ring Ceremony for the Fall 2012 Graduates. Read speech [pdf] [text] [html]  

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