Prof. Medina receives the President’s Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award
The award is given each year to a member of the university teaching staff who has incorporated multicultural and global perspectives into his or her scholarship, teaching practices and research.
Medina is a professor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages. His main areas of teaching and research include Latin American and U.S. Latino narrative and film. He also directs the Brazilian Studies Program. Medina initiated UofL’s Day of the Dead celebration. What was a one-day event on understanding death from a different cultural perspective has grown into a weeklong program. According to his nominator, “Dr. Medina is a University of Louisville treasure. He tends to the business of teaching, scholarship, and service with vitality, imagination, resourcefulness and dedication, constantly working at the highest level and seeking to give to his students the best he has to offer.”