Thursday, June 3, 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 teaching award winners, recently selected by our student body from a distinguished list of nominees. In announcing the awards, Tessa Evans-Campbell, associate dean for academic affairs, cited the extraordinary commitment and far-reaching impact of the selectees as well as all those who were nominated.

The 2021 BASW Students’ Choice Teaching Award goes to Jane Macy. Jane, a part-time lecturer, was selected for this honor for the third year in a row. She specializes in leadership, organizational design and development.

The recipients of the 2021 MSW Students’ Choice Teaching Award are Ariana Cantu and William Vesneski. Each received the award in previous years—Ariana in 2019 and Bill in 2018. Ariana’s professional interests include community organizing and advocacy, anti-oppression practice with diverse communities, program management and fiscal planning. As a queer Latinx woman, she has spent more than two decades as an organizer and social work practitioner, working with diverse populations to address issues of inequity, lack of access to basic needs, homelessness and poverty. 

Bill, an associate teaching professor and director of the BASW program, joined the School in 2015. He teaches across the MSW curriculum as well as in the social welfare doctoral program, specializing in child welfare law and policy, and he publishes in both social work and legal journals.  

We send a shout-out to all of our students who took the time to nominate faculty and articulate their thoughts on why these individuals deserved this recognition. Thank you all!