Professor Jeane Anastas Honored With NYU Distinguished Teaching Award

Professor Jeane Anastas has been named a recipient of the 2010-2011 New York University Distinguished Teaching Award. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding teaching over a sustained period of service and is given to six faculty members across the university. The award honors Anastas' dedication to her students, the effectiveness of her pedagogy and mentoring, and the high integration of her scholarly work with her teaching.

Anastas teaches courses in the MSW and PhD programs on social welfare policy, teaching and learning in social work, philosophy of knowledge, and research methods. She publishes in the areas of women's issues, GLBT rights, mental health, and social work education. Her most recent book, Teaching in Social Work: An Educators' Guide to Theory and Practice, was published in 2010 by Columbia University Press. Her book on Doctoral Education in Social Work: Current Issues and Student Views will be published by Oxford University Press in January 2012.

Over the course of her career, Anastas has served on several national boards and committees in social work and social work education. Active in the National Association of Social Workers since 1986, she served as chair of the ANSWER Coalition, working on the Height/Young Social Work Reinvestment Act. Anastas will become the organization's president on July 1, 2011.