Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, 2020
The Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring recognizes a member of the humanities faculty who best exemplifies excellence as a teacher of undergraduates. The nominee's performance as a mentor or advisor and use of innovative teaching strategies for the advancement of learning is also considered.
Angus Fletcher, Professor, Department of English
Angus Fletcher, professor in the Department of English, is the author of Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature and dozens of academic articles and books on the neuroscience of storytelling. He teaches classes in story innovation, the science of literary emotions, the neuroanatomy of narrative, the health and wellbeing benefits of fiction and how characters and story worlds work in the brain. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Previously, he taught at the University of Southern California and Stanford University, and he received his PhD from Yale.