Valentina Izmirlieva - 2016 -2017 Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award

The Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award was created in 2005, when University Trustee Emeritus Gerry Lenfest ’58LAW, ’09HON made a gift to the University to establish a new category of awards honoring exceptional teaching in the arts and sciences. The awards are given annually to faculty of unusual merit, across a range of professorial activities—including scholarship, University citizenship, and professional involvement—with a primary emphasis on the instruction of mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.