Spring 2013 News

March 19, 2013

Congratulations to Associate Professor Monisha Das Gupta!


Congratulations to Dr. Monisha Das Gupta on being chosen as a 2013 recipient of a Chancellorʻs Citation for Meritorious Teaching Award! This award recognizes faculty members who have made significant contributions in teaching and student learning.


Dr. Monisha Das Gupta is an Associate Professor in the Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies Departments. She seeks to create a learning environment in which students can thrive and experience the university as a unique place where the life of the mind and concrete action come together. Highly regarded for mentoring students and teaching assistants into their future as professionals and scholars, Dr. Das Gupta credits students for contributing to creating safe and respectful environments for discussion. One colleague praises Dr. Das Gupta’s skill at talking to students in highly theoretical language that was nonetheless quite understandable and that they gave every indication of grasping, adding, “She mixes complex theory and terminology with plain language and clear examples, a priceless skill.”