Corey Campion, program director and professor of the Humanities program, is the 2015 recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award for Adjunct Faculty. As Graduate School Dean Maria Green Cowles said at the awards ceremony in May, Professor Campion’s Humanities students are quite clear: He makes them work hard. And in so doing, he inspires them to do their best.
As one student wrote, Professor Campion’s “classes are challenging (to say the least), but the class discussions are always informative and engaging….[He] truly pushes his students to create their best work. He doesn’t give students any slack when it comes to writing and analysis… you absolutely cannot complete one of his classes without improving your academic skills.”
At a time when the Humanities is often disparaged by political pundits, Campion is known for challenging his students to explore its meaning and relevance. He serves as a mentor in a manner that students cherish. In the words of other students, “he lets you know when you’ve done something well, and he encourages students to think about their futures beyond graduate school”; “he goes above and beyond to provide resources and advice for scholarship”; and “his integrity is unimpeachable.”