Pearlstein Receives Keck Award for Serving as Teacher and Mentor
By Shauna K. Mecartea
Recently announced, Ellen Pearlstein, Assistant Professor of Information Studies and Conservation, will receive one of three Sheldon and Caroline Keck Awards. These awards are presented to American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Fellows who have “served the field of conservation by acting as teachers, mentors, and motivators for students and conservators at all levels.”
Her award letter was laudatory, stating:
“While it is clear that [Pearlstein has] been a highly effective and trusted teacher, [her] commitment to teaching doesn’t end in the classroom or the laboratory. [Her] ambition and initiative in designing superior courses, obtaining support for fledgling programs, and supervising interns in the field make [her] an excellent role model for colleagues as well as students.”
Ellen will receive this award at the AIC meeting in Los Angeles on May 31, 2009. Congratulations, Ellen!