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Danielle Marx-Scouras

Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2019

Danielle Marx-Scouras, professor of French and Italian, has received the university’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, an annual award that recognizes up to 10 faculty members for their teaching excellence. A committee of students, previous awardees and alumni choose the recipients.

“Many students in the department, myself included, have made the decision to study abroad and take on French as a full major due in large part to Danielle's sheer enthusiasm about the subject and her insistence on using French to view the world through a new lens and become more involved with the greater world,” wrote one of Marx-Scouras’ nominators.

“An award of this caliber is to be given to a professor who goes above, beyond, and then some in their teaching craft. Dr. Marx-Scouras is singlehandedly the best professor I have had at this university,” wrote another.

Marx-Scouras and other recipients receive a $5,000 honorarium, as well as an increase of $1,200 to their base salary. Awardees are also inducted into Ohio State’s Academy of Teaching.

Marx-Scouras specializes in contemporary French and Francophone literatures, theory, intellectual history and popular music.