Congratulations go to Professor John Manchak for earning the title of Distinguished Teacher for 2013!
Each year, the University of Washington honors several members of the faculty as Distinguished Teachers. Awardees are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including mastery of the subject matter; enthusiasm and innovation in the learning/teaching process; ability to engage students both within and outside the classroom; ability to inspire independent and original thinking in students and to stimulate students to do creative work; and innovations in course and curriculum design. The Distinguished Teaching Award may be awarded to a faculty member only once in his/her lifetime and are inducted into the Teaching Academy.
Other philosophy faculty who have been awarded this University-wide award are Professor Ron Moore (1989 recipient), Senior Lecturer Ann Baker (2004 recipient), and Professor Bill Talbot (2011 recipient).
Ph.D., 2009, University of California, Irvine
John received his bachelor's degree in philosophy and physics at Brigham Young University, and his doctorate from the University of California, Irvine. His primary research interests are in Philosophy of Physics and Philosophy of Science, His research has primarily focused on foundational issues in general relativity.