The Committee on Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan has won the 2022 Katie Geneva Cannon Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes the importance of teaching and honors outstanding teaching in the field.
Duhan Kaplan currently serves as the director of inter-religious studies and is a professor of Jewish studies at Vancouver School of Theology. The award committee was deeply impressed by her commitment to critical and trauma-informed pedagogy, meaningful inter-religious dialogue, and community engagement. They also noted her innovative classroom practices, including an intensive course that culminates in a public-facing conference on contemporary inter-faith issues.
We look forward to celebrating Duhan Kaplan at the 2022 Annual Meeting. Read her teaching statement.