Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor Awardee Lecture
Susan Anderson, Professor and Director of Dance
Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511
Susan Anderson has been named the South Carolina Governor’s 2009 Professor of the Year for four-year institutions of higher education. She is also the 2009 recipient of the Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year Award, considered the highest honor for teaching at USC - Columbia. Her teaching is recognized by both its breadth and variety of approaches, and her ability to teach both in groups and individually in the same class, thus insuring that each and every student gets the attention they need to succeed.
Professor Anderson is noted among her students and colleagues as one of the very few individuals on campus who not only knows all of her own students but also the names and faces of every student in her department, students she considers to all be part of her extended family. A demanding but caring instructor, she is the epitome of the best that the University has to offer its students.
Join Professor Anderson in this celebration of our university’s commitment to teaching. Christine Curtis, Senior Vice Provost, will provide opening remarks. Continental breakfast items will be served at this event.
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About the Presenter
Professor Anderson has been a member of the Columbia Dance scene for over thirty years. She received her MFA from the University of California Irvine under the legendary choreographer Eugene Loring. Her professional dance career was with Ballet Celeste of San Francisco, Los Angeles Dance Theatre, and Moving South. She was the Founding Director of the USC Dance Company, the USC Dance Conservatory, and the South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory which hosts international students and world renowned faculty and choreographers. In addition, Professor Anderson was instrumental in implementing the BA major in Dance, the BA degree track in Performance/Choreography, and the BA degree in Dance Education, a K-12 Teacher Certification Program. Her significant administrative and academic achievements also include the awarding of 30 financial grants for the USC Dance Company; an invitation to the 16th Annual Fiesta España with the USC Dance Company in Costa del Sol, Spain; Teacher Certification in Russian Ballet Pedagogy from the Tbilisi Choreographic Institute; and being named USC Advisor of the Year by USC Student Affairs.