I love teaching nonfiction writing at Yale, in both the Department of English and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. The teaching awards below are responses to the excellence of students at Yale and to the challenges they draw forth from those of us who are lucky enough to teach them. -- Fred Strebeigh
Teaching Awards from Yale
William Clyde DeVane Award for teaching at Yale, awarded 2004. (The DeVane award, presented each year by Phi Beta Kappa to one member of the active faculty, is described by university publications as "the oldest and highest-ranking award for undergraduate teaching at Yale.")
Richard H. Brodhead '68 Teaching Prize for Teaching Excellence by Non-Ladder Faculty, awarded 2009. (The Brodhead Prize is presented by the dean at a college-wide ceremony during commencement after selection by Yale's Committee on Teaching and Learning.)
Courses at Yale
My courses all teach nonfiction writing for a wide audience, work similar to my own articles (in publications including Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, New Republic, Reader's Digest, Russian Life, Sierra, Smithsonian, and New York Times Magazine) and to my book Equal: Women Reshape American Law (W. W. Norton, 2009).
Students who have taken my courses--and who almost always have also written for some of Yale's fine campus publications and taken other courses from Yale's superb faculty in nonfiction writing--have become writers and editors for many publications including Atlantic Monthly, Economist, E-the Environmental Magasine, Foreign Affairs, National Geographic, National Public Radio, New Republic, New York Times, New Yorker, Outside, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many more.
Please click here for more information on this website about my courses.
Please click here for the Yale English Department web page for Fred Strebeigh.
Please click here for the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies web page for Fred Strebeigh <http://environment.yale.edu/profile/strebeigh/>.
Nonfiction teaching at Yale, article for Yale Daily News
Fred Strebeigh, "Creating A College Of Writers," Yale Daily News, February 26, 2010 <http://www.yaledailynews.com/opinion/guest-columns/2010/02/26/strebeigh-creating-college-writers/>.
Here is a very generous letter of March 2, 2010, about "Creating A College Of Writers" from Tom Kaplan, then outgoing editor of YDN and soon afterward a reporter for New York Times <http://www.yaledailynews.com/opinion/letters/2010/03/02/letter-hidden-variable/> .