José M. Guzmán receives UW Distinguished Teaching Award

José teaching in FSH 250: Marine Biology
José showing students how to set up microscopes during a lab in FSH 250: Marine Biology

José M. Guzmán, Acting Instructor within the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, is one of this year’s seven recipients of the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award. José currently teaches FISH 250: Marine Biology, FISH 270: Aquatic Ecophysiology, MARBIO 370: Marine Evolutionary Biology and is an integral part of the Marine Biology curriculum. He was also one of the early-adopters of a “flipped” classroom teaching style, utilizing video through Panopto to engage with his students in new and unique ways.

“Dr Guzman is beyond exceptional in his teaching abilities. He is deeply interested in our student’s learning, and has changed the way that we teach across our classes,” said Kerry Naish, Director of UW’s Marine Biology program. “He is a fun, active and creative mentor for both our students and our faculty, and it is an honor and a privilege working along with him.”

Please join us in congratulating José and celebrating the achievements of the other Distinguished Teaching Award recipients!

José teaching in FSH 250: Marine Biology
José teaching in FSH 250: Marine Biology

About the award:

The Distinguished Teaching Award is given annually to seven faculty members: five from the Seattle campus and one each from UW Bothell and UW Tacoma. Recipients are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including mastery of the subject matter; enthusiasm and innovation in the teaching and learning 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. Faculty members in Seattle who receive the Distinguished Teaching Awards are inducted into the University of Washington Teaching Academy. As Teaching Academy members, awardees are eligible to participate in a variety of Academy-sponsored projects and events to further excellence in the teaching and learning process at the UW. The Distinguished Teaching Award was established in Seattle in 1970 and in Bothell and Tacoma in 1995.

The winners will be honored at 3:30 p.m. on June 13 in Meany Hall for the UW community and general public. The program includes a one-hour ceremony hosted by President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Richards, followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres, desserts, a photo booth, and a chance to connect and celebrate with your team members and the rest of the UW community. Please invite your colleagues, friends and family!