NYU Wagner's John Gershman Recognized by NYU for Outstanding Teaching

John Gershman

NYU Wagner’s own John Gershman has been selected to receive the 2017 University Distinguished Faculty Award from New York University, a notable recognition of the strong impact he makes in the classroom and beyond on future leaders in public service.

Gershman was one of six NYU faculty members so honored for outstanding teaching ability, following nominations by a panel of students, faculty, and alumni; the submission of a candidate by each school; and final selection this month by the All-University Committee.

To be chosen, faculty members needed to have demonstrated excellence as an educator over a sustained period of time.

Professor Gershman certainly fit the bill. He is Clinical Professor of Public Service at Wagner and Co-Director of International Capstone Programs at the school.

While teaching qualifies as his first love, Professor Gershman’s dynamism and dedication to public service can also be seen in his outstanding research and scholarship on international policy and development. The co-founding member of the New York Southeast Asia Network, he previously was the Director of the Global Affairs Program at the International Relations Center, and the Co-Director of Foreign Policy in Focus, a progressive think tank on US foreign policy and international affairs. He has worked at a series of nonprofit think tanks since the early 1990s, including the Institute for Food and Development Policy and Partners in Health.

His research, writing, and advocacy work have focused on issues of food security, US foreign policy in East and Southeast Asia, the politics of international financial institutions and multilateralism, the political economy of natural resource management in Ghana and the Philippines, the politics of sanitation, and rights-based approaches to development.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Gershman for this well-earned recognition by the University of his teaching prowess.

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