Roosevelt University Professor Jeannine Love, PhD, director of political science and professor of public administration, has been selected for the 2020 Frank Untermyer Teaching Excellence Award. Professor Untermyer was a founding member of the Roosevelt University faculty. He taught political science and African studies from 1946 to 1982.
With a generous gift from Ms. Amy Likover, the family of Frank Untermyer established the annual Frank Untermyer Teaching Excellence Award to recognize “an excellent teacher whose academic focus lies in social sciences, including political science, constitutional law, sociology, economics, and political history.” The award recognizes and inspires faculty who share Professor Untermyer’s core values.
“Nominations for the 2020 award resulted in a strong pool of faculty committed to Untermyer’s values,” said Dr. Bonnie Gunzenhauser, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "Professor Love’s teaching and research aligns strongly with the mission of the University and with Professor Untermyer’s interests in democratic self-rule which he promoted in his teaching.”
Professor Love will receive a monetary prize and will organize a one-hour interactive workshop for educators - "Facilitating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom" - which highlights her teaching and shares pedagogical best practices with other faculty. We are privileged to have Professor Untermyer’s daughter, Amy Likover, attend this year’s workshop and award presentation on Monday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Roosevelt University Murray-Green Library. A collection of Frank Untermyer’s memorabilia and papers from the University archives will be on display. The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting this opportunity to honor the legacy of founding faculty Frank Untermyer as part of Roosevelt University’s 75th Anniversary celebration.