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Cile Moise Teaching Award

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Cile Moise Teaching Award Winner: Dean Clement!

Dean Clement is a fourth-year PhD candidate in English Literature. His field of study is the English Renaissance, and his research interests include literary iterations of seventeenth-century political philosophy. His dissertation, Anarchic Wills: The Individual and Political Autonomy from More to Milton, studies the “antic dispositions” of characters from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He has taught classes on critical thinking and writing, analytical writing, drama as literature, the monarchy in English Literature, and Renaissance Literature.

The Cile Moise First-Year English Teaching Award for graduate teaching assistants was established to honor the memory and contributions of Cile Moise, a beloved and highly effective instructor who taught in our program during the 1990s. This award is unique in that only English 101 and 102 students can nominate candidates for the award.