Recognizing high standards of teaching excellence and concern for students
The John S. King Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching was established by friends, colleagues and former students to recognize those teacher-scholars whose high standards of teaching excellence and concern for students reflect Professor King's ideals.
John S. King was a beloved professor of German who taught at Connecticut College from 1971 to 1995. A devoted and gifted teacher, Professor King was known for his unfailing grace, natural courtesy and generous spirit.
Professor King had a longtime interest in 19th-century German fiction. He was chair of Connecticut College's German department for all but two years from 1979 to 1991. For many years he was in charge of first-year German instruction, a capacity in which he was well-loved for introducing the rich language and literature to hundreds of students.
Professor King received his doctorate and master's degrees in German literature from Brown University and his bachelor's degree in German from Indiana University. He was dean of freshmen at Connecticut College in 1977-78, acting associate dean of the College in 1981-82 and acting dean of the College in 1983-84.
Recipients of the King Award are:
2023: Nina Martin, film studies
2022: Jillian Marshall, psychology
2021: Karen Gonzalez Rice, art history
2020: Sabrina Notarfrancisco, theater
2019: Tobias Myers, classics
2018: Ross Morin, film studies
2017: Warren Johnson, mathematics
2016: John Tian, government and international relations
2015: Anne Bernhard, biology
2013: Denise Pelletier, art
2012: William Rose, government
2011: Joseph Schroeder, psychology
2010: Simon Feldman, philosophy
2009: Catherine McNichol Stock, American studies
2008: Hisae Kobayashi, East Asian languages and cultures
2007: Derek Turner, philosophy
2006: Ann Sloan Devlin, psychology
2005: Sunil Bhatia, human development
2004: Tristan Anne Borer, government
2003: Peter Leibert, art
2002: Eugene Gallagher, religious studies
2001: Marc Zimmer, chemistry
2000: Stephen Loomis, biology
1999: MaryAnne Borelli, government
1998: Roger Brooks, religious studies
1997: Maureen McCabe, art