Teaching awards go to Browning and Lobanov-Rostovsky

The Trustee Teaching Excellence Awards for 2000-01 were presented by trustee Thomas R. Sant '65 to Professor of History Reed S. Browning and Associate Professor of English Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky at the Honors Day Convocation on April 5. Each received a check for $15,000 in recognition of and reward for "exemplary teaching informed by creative scholarship."

Established in 1999 by the Board of Trustees, the awards go each year to one tenured faculty member who has been teaching at the College for ten or more years and to one tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has been teaching at Kenyon for fewer than ten years.

Browning was recognized for his "lucid, learned, and inspiring lectures" and his gifts as a seminar leader. The author of many books on European history, Browning most recently published a book on the quintessentially American topic of baseball, Cy Young: A Baseball Life (2000), which won the Eighteenth Annual Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year. He is also a scholar of modern British history, particularly politics.

A member of the faculty since 1967, Browning holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and a doctorate from Yale University.

Lobanov-Rostovsky, whose teaching ranges from Renaissance literature to film, from Shakespeare to creative writing, was cited for "the extraordinary variety of his scholarly and artistic work, which encompasses not only important articles and essays but also poetry and a celebrated series of novels."

A member of the faculty since 1993, Lobanov-Rostovsky holds a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University, a master's degree in creative writing from Stanford University, and a doctorate in English from Harvard University. He is the subject of a profile in this issue of the Bulletin.