Prof. Deborah Mowshowitz receives prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching

by Abigail Beshkin
Five University professors have received the prestigious Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching.

The awards, presented by President Rupp at the Commencement ceremony, are given to Hilary M. Ballon, associate professor of art history and archaeology; Richard L. Bushman, the Gouverneur Morris Professor of History; Martha Morrison Dore, associate professor of social work; Eric R. Marcus, clinical professor of psychiatry and social medicine, and Deborah B. Mowshowitz, adjunct associate professor of biology and director of undergraduate programs and laboratory operations.

Deborah B. Mowshowitz is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. She is also chair of the undergraduate committee and director of Undergraduate Programs and Laboratories. She holds her BA from Brandeis and her PhD in biochemistry from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Hilary Ballon has been a professor in the department of art history and archaeology since 1986. Her most recent book is Louise Le Vau: Mazarin's College, Colbert's Revenge (Princeton University Press, 1999). Her 1991 book, The Paris of Henri IV: Architecture and Urbanism (The Architectural History Foundation and M.I.T. Press, 1991) received the Alice David Hitchock Prize for the Most Distinguished Scholarship in the History of Architecture. She holds her BA from Princeton and Her PhD from M.I.T.

Richard L. Bushman first joined the University in 1989 as a professor of history. Since 1991, he has served as the Gouverneur Morris Proessor of History. His most recent publications include, The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities (Alfred A. Knopf, 1992), which was a History Book Club and Book of the Month Club selection, and Shopping and Advertising in Colonial America, (Of Consuming Interests: The Style of Life in the Eighteenth Century, (University Press of Virginia for the Capitol Historical Society, 1994). He holds his BA and his PhD from Harvard.

Martha Morrison Dore is an associate professor of social work with specialties in high-risk families; child mental health services; and adolescent pregnancy. She holds her BA from DePauw University and her PhD from the University of Chicago.

Eric R. Marcus is a clinical professor of psychiatry and social medicine in the psychiatry and internal medicine departments at College of Physicians & Surgeons, and director of the behavioral science curriculum at P&S. His previous awards include the 1995 Teacher of the Year award presented by P&S, and the 1995 John F. O'Connor, M.D. teaching Award given by the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research. He holds his BA from Columbia College and his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin Medical School.