Susan Ferguson Receives National Award from the American Sociological Association

June 22, 2021
Susan J. Ferguson

Susan Ferguson, professor of sociology, has been awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching award from the American Sociological Association (ASA). This is the highest award offered in sociology for teaching and is given to honor outstanding contributions to the undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and learning of sociology that improve the quality of teaching. The award recognizes contributions that have made a significant impact on the way sociology is taught at a regional, state, national, or international level. 

Ferguson shared, “I am thrilled and honored to be recognized nationally by my colleagues for the work I have done on the sociology curriculum, authoring sociology textbooks, and in offering teaching workshops at national and regional meetings.” 

Awardees, selected by committees directly appointed by the ASA Council, will be honored on Aug. 8 as part of the ASA Virtual Annual Meeting. A formal address by ASA President Aldon Morris will follow the ceremony. 

About the American Sociological Association and the American Sociological Review  

The American Sociological Association, founded in 1905, is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to serving sociologists in their work, advancing sociology as a science and profession, and promoting the contributions to and use of sociology by society. The American Sociological Review is ASA's flagship journal. 

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