Mar 4, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
Jennifer Singh is the winner of the 2019 SLS Award for Excellence in Community-Engaged Sustainability Teaching.
This award recognizes the broad resonance of her teaching and testifies to how profoundly her students’ trajectories have been shaped by their experiences in her courses, particularly "Health Inequalities," and "The Sociology of Medicine and Health." These courses, and her community partnerships, are setting a truly high bar for community engagement at the Institute.
One student, Olivia Rea, wrote about the powerful connection Dr. Singh forged for her and her peers between the classroom and the communities just beyond campus: "I became much more aware of the greater Atlanta community and the resources students and faculty alike possessed to make a positive impact beyond the borders of campus. What was particularly striking about Dr. Singh’s course was how integrated classroom concepts could be directly applied within the Atlanta community." Rea later reflects that because of her experience in Dr. Singh's course, she now volunteers regularly in a program that supports Atlanta Public School students, crediting the class with her burgeoning dedication to understanding her city better and cultivating sustainable communities within it.
Dr. Singh will receive the award at the 2019 Awards Luncheon in the Student Center on April 19th.