Prof. Clayton named APSA Distinguished Teacher
Prof. Dewey Clayton
Prof. Dewey Clayton (Political Science) is the recipient of the 2016 American Politicpal Science Association (APSA) Distinguished Teaching Award. During his long and illustrious career, Prof. Clayton has proved to be a dedicated, inspirational and innovative instructor and mentor, positively impacting the lives of his students, even long after they graduate.
“It’s obvious that Prof. Clayton is an excellent teacher of political science and that his students are really lucky to have him,” said award judge Prof. Jacqui Briggs (University of Lincoln). “In particular I want to highlight his Political Discourse class, which is innovative in the fact that it combines public speaking with political discourse. For me, he is outstanding and a very worthy winner.”
He embraces a range of pedagogical techniques, including face‐to‐face instruction, distance learning, and community‐wide active learning projects. His award‐winning “Political Discourse” class, which combines public speaking with political discourse from the civil rights movement, exemplifies his innovative efforts to extend teaching beyond the classroom and into the community.
This recognition of Prof. Clayton for his contributions to political science teaching is a well‐deserved.
The APSA Distinguished Teaching Award honors the outstanding contribution to undergraduate and graduate teaching of political science at two- and four-year institutions. The contribution may span several years or an entire career, or it may be a single project of exceptional impact.
Award judge Prof. Jacqui Briggs (University of Lincoln) on why Prof. Clayton was chosen as the 2016 winner of the APSA’s Distinguished Teaching Award.