Geography Professor Clancy Wilmott awarded Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Excellence Award

May 4, 2022

Hello Geography friends!

I am excited to share that Professor Clancy Wilmott has been awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Excellence Award! Phi Beta Kappa is the most prestigious honor society in the US. Check out this video, where Clancy shares what teaching excellence means to her.

Video by Professor Clancy Wilmott

Excerpts from Clancy's nomination letter:

  • I have had the opportunity to take three courses with Professor Wilmott over two semesters, and these three courses, just eight units, have been the most impactful, thought-provoking, and genuinely enjoyable courses I have taken in my six years of undergraduate education. The content of these courses navigates a range of practical skills (coding, web mapping) and geographic theory, as well as the complex ethical, socio-political, and theoretical implications of the increasing integration of technologies into our lived experiences.
  • With her guidance and patience … coding has become second nature to me, and [she has] undoubtedly demonstrated to dozens of other students that they are capable of doing scary things, which is one of the hardest things to teach.
  • Because I am nominating Professor Wilmott for the Teaching Excellence Award, I felt it was necessary to convey the absolutely outstanding teaching she has provided to her students over the past year. However, being an outstanding educator is so much more than teaching courses. Professor Wilmott is not only an exceptional teacher, she is also an exceptional mentor and person.

Congrats, Clancy!