NYU Outstanding Teaching Award

Each year, the NYU College of Arts and Science recognizes faculty for their outstanding contribution to learning in the classroom. Twelve regular full-time faculty members are chosen to receive Golden Dozen Teaching Awards from nominations submitted by CAS students and faculty. A similar number of adjunct faculty members receive the College's Outstanding Teaching Award.

Scroll down to see selections from the letters faculty and students wrote to nominate me for the award, and click the NYU logo to see the formal announcement from the university.


"Even at this early stage in his career, Randie is a master teacher, accomplished and assured, rigorous and innovative, respected by students in the classroom and by faculty beyond. Randie is able to inspire colleagues (junior and senior) with his understated and good-natured leadership capacity."

--Professor Patricia Crain


"Randie taught me that academic writing says something. It makes an argument, it stakes claims, it presents evidence, it takes risks. Randie taught me that good academic writing is a reflection of the writer’s original thought. I have taken tremendous pride in every major paper I have written since I have completed his courses. Not only have my papers been packed with actual substance, but they have also reflected a much improved version of myself."

--Aaron H.


"I really appreciate his dedication to his class and attention to detail. I found the writing and revision workshops he conducted to be really helpful and know my future papers will be better. He helped me see what I'm truly capable of as a student and as a writer."

--Anna Z.


Randall Sessler