GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Baylor University has announced three finalists for the 2020 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, one of the most prestigious teaching awards in the nation. The University of Florida College of Education is proud to announce Nancy Fichtman Dana, professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, as one of the three finalists. This biennial award is presented to an individual for exceptional teaching and is designed to encourage local and national conversation about the value of teaching.

As a Robert Foster Cherry Award finalist, Dana will receive $15,000, plus travel expenses to participate in a multi-day series of presentations and interviews at Baylor University. The School of Teaching and Learning, Dana’s department at the college, will also receive $10,000 to advance the development of research-proven pedagogy. The winner, announced in the spring of 2020, will ultimately receive $250,000, while their home department will receive an additional $25,000.

Nancy Dana