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Clinical associate professor receives UGA’s 2021 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Award

Lauren Leathers

April 16, 2021

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Elizabeth E. Saylor, a clinical associate professor in the College’s department of educational theory and practice, was one of four University of Georgia faculty members to receive a 2021 First-Year Odyssey Teaching Award for her continued success of the First-Year Odyssey Seminar (FYOS) program.

Elizabeth E. Saylor

Administered by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, the FYO Teaching Awards recognize outstanding instructors who have demonstrated a distinctive quality of instruction, connection of seminar content to their research and incorporation of FYOS program goals into their seminar. Award recipients receive $2,500 and are recognized at an annual reception for FYO faculty.

Saylor’s course, “HERstory,” is grounded in critical feminist theory and focuses on her research, including the marginalization and misrepresentation of women in history. During the class, students learn about numerous women who have made major social, economic, cultural, legal and political contributions to society.

“Receiving the FYO Teaching Award is a tremendous honor for me,” Saylor said. “Teaching the course provides me with a wonderful and unique opportunity to engage with students in UGA's freshman class. Additionally, I am passionate about the content of this course, so I absolutely love teaching it.”