Congratulations to Noah Schwartz, winner of the 2021 Faculty of Public Affairs Teaching Excellence Award for Contract Instructors.

“Instructors in FPA have the unique opportunity to shape the future by educating the next generation of global leaders, advocates, public servants, scholars and journalists,” says Noah Schwartz, a recent PhD graduate and contract instructor in the Department of Political Science. “I have found that the key to teaching is cultivating passion. When someone is passionate about a subject, it will drive their success.”

During the pandemic, Schwartz designed and taught the Politics of Human Rights, as well as an online First Year Seminar on Public Policy, focusing on maintaining an active and engaging learning environment. Schwartz also participated in the Brightspace pilot project, working to create an engaging and user friendly page for the course.