Kuznesoff wins Woodyard International Educator Award

Elizabeth Kuznesof, professor of Latin American studies, received the 2009 George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award on Nov. 16.

The award recognizes faculty on the Lawrence campus who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in strengthening KU's international dimension in such areas as curriculum development, study abroad programs, relationships with international partner institutions and collaboration with international colleagues in significant research and publications.

Kuznesof joined the history department in 1987 and has been Center of Latin American Studies director since 1992. Her colleagues laud her ceaseless work in securing funding for the center, her efforts to make sure that graduate students have the opportunity to do field research in Latin America, her accomplished research and teaching skills and her success in building a community of Latin Americanists at KU.

“International Programs is pleased to present this honor to Professor Kuznesof this year. It is a wonderful recognition of her outstanding record of leadership in international education. We also appreciate the generous support of George and Eleanor Woodyard for this award,” said Julie Kaarbo, director of faculty programs.

• Past recipients of the award — formerly known as the Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education — are:

• Ed Canda, social welfare, 2008

• Bill Tsutsui, history 2007

• John Head, law 2006

• Anita Herzfeld, Latin American studies 2005

• Marsha Haufler, art history 2004

• Garth Myers, geography and African-American studies, and Robert Timm, ecology and evolutionary biology 2003

• Melissa Birch, business, and Diane Fourny, French and European studies 2002

• Judith McCrea, art and design 2001

• Leo Villalon, political science and African and African-American studies 2000

• Tom Mulinazzi, civil, environmental and architectural engineering, and Charles Stansifer, history 1999

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