Professor Michael Gill Honored for Excellence in Graduate Education

Professor Michael Gill, School of Education Associate Professor of Disability Studies and Cultural Foundations of Education, is among eight faculty members receiving a 2023 Syracuse University Graduate School Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award.

Michael Gill

The honor is presented to faculty members who have a significant, positive influence on graduate education through their commitment to superior graduate teaching, dedication to departmental and community presence, and work in research initiatives.

Gill helped establish the School of Education’s Engaged BIPOC Scholar-Practitioner Program and has advised students who participate in the Graduate School’s Future Professoriate Program. His research interests include feminist and queer disability studies; intellectual disability and sexuality; intersections with gender, race, and science; and masculinity studies.

Gill says he approaches his teaching “with a goal to generate and foster student interest while presenting diverse materials and methodologies … that connect to [students’] experiences and needs and encourage them to critically engage with communities of which they are a part.”

Award recipients were selected by an interdisciplinary committee of graduate students. They will be recognized at an award ceremony and reception on April 20, 2023, along with the recipients of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant award.

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Graduate School Newsletter ~ March 2023