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St. Mary’s College Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black Winner of the $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Baylor University has named Jennifer Cognard-Black, professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, as the 2020 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. Awarded biennually, The Cherry Award is a prestigious national teaching award – with the single, largest monetary reward of $250,000 presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. The award program is designed to honor great teachers, stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching and encourage departments and institutions to recognize their own great teachers. “Jennifer Cognard-Black is one of the most respected and most beloved professors at St. Mary’s College of Maryland,” said President Tuajuanda C. Jordan. “With Jennifer winning this prestigious award, it shows the world what we already know, that St. Mary’s College is at the pinnacle of higher education, with professors at the top of their field and a curriculum that is rigorous and continues to resonate with students.” As the 2020 Cherry Award recipient, Cognard-Black will receive the $250,000 award and an additional $25,000 for the English department at SMCM. This is in addition to the $15,000 Cognard-Black received and $10,000 the SMCM English department received when Cognard-Black was named […]

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