Cotsen Faculty Fellow for 2013-2016

Monday, Nov 16, 2015
by ahepler

David LehenyProfessor David Leheny has been selected as a Cotsen Faculty Fellow for 2013-2016 in recognition of his outstanding teaching and scholarship. The Cotsen Faculty Fellowship focuses on undergraduate education, and it's designed to support new curricular and teaching initiatives. The fellowship provides support to graduate assistants to work on the curriculum and courses with him, and also provides a book fund to the EAS Department. 

Professor Leheny attributes receiving the award in part to his broad work in EAS over the past few years in reaching out to a larger number of undergraduate students. His project over the next three years will focus on curricular developments particularly in contemporary studies. In addition to building new courses on law and in cinema, he hopes to expand EAS 229, the current introductory class on Contemporary East Asia. Professor Leheny  would also like to find ways to make use of the new strategic partnership with the University of Tokyo to see if there are ways to encourage collaboration between the undergraduates at both schools.