Nancy Ries, professor of anthropology and peace and conflict studies, has been awarded the 2021 Jerome Balmuth Award for Teaching and Student Engagement. This award, endowed by Mark Siegel ’73, is named for the late Jerry Balmuth, Harry Emerson Fosdick Professor of philosophy and religion emeritus. This award recognizes a Colgate faculty member who demonstrates distinctively successful and transformative teaching, regardless of methodology.
Professor Ries has taught a multitude of courses within sociology and anthropology, peace and conflict studies, Russian and Eurasian studies and the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. These courses include Practices of Peace and Conflict, Weapons and War, Social Theory – Everyday Life, and Core Russia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Ries will be honored during a future celebration. Full story.