Reed College Professor Honored as Oregon's 2004 “Professor Of The Year”

November 17, 2004
Press Release
Washington, DC – Dr. Nigel Nicholson of Reed College was honored in Washington, DC today as Oregon’s 2004 “Professor of the Year” Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is scheduled to meet with Nicholson during ceremonies held to honor Nicholson and other professors from across the country.

“Nicholson’s teaching and mentorship have had a tremendous impact on the lives of his students; and the entire Portland area is grateful for his service,” Blumenauer said of Nicholson. “Today’s award recognizing Dr. Nicholson is a testament to Oregon’s outstanding educators.”

Dr. Nicholson has been a professor at Reed College since 1995, where he teaches Greek and Latin literature and language. Nicholson is also actively involved in a number of student outreach programs and has served on Reed’s faculty Senate. Prior to his service at Reed College, Dr. Nicholson taught at Wellesley College from 1994-1995.

Since 1981, the U.S. Professors of the Year program has recognized outstanding professors for their dedication to teaching and commitment to students. Each year, the program recognizes one professor from each state for their outstanding academic service.

The U.S. Professors of the Year awards program is sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.