Dr. Robert Kane Chosen for 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award

September 6, 2012  |  by Michael Freedman


2012 Excellence in Teaching Award recipient Dr. Robert Kane, center, is congratulated by Dr. Tim Downs, vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Tom Chambers, chair of the history department.

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Kane, associate professor of history, for being selected as the recipient of Niagara University’s 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Candidates for the honor are nominated by their peers and then chosen from a committee comprised of the award’s last three recipients. This year’s committee consisted of Dr. Jamie Carr, assistant professor of English, Dr. Abigail Levin, assistant professor of philosophy, and Dr. Seneca Vaught, a former NU history professor.

As this year’s award recipient, Dr. Kane will address first-year students at the New Student Convocation in September 2013.

Dr. Kane, who recently completed his eighth year at NU, earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Williams College in 1988, before attaining an M.A. in Asian studies from Cornell University (1992) and an M.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania (1996). His doctorate in history is also from Penn (2002).