Wonder Woman

AWF's "Wonder Woman" page highlights and recognizes the accomplishments of women faculty at North Carolina State University.


Today AWF recognizes....Dr. Maxine Atkinson

Dr. Maxine P. Atkinson, professor of sociology and head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has been honored with an Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governors.

The award goes to an outstanding educator at each UNC system campus, and comes with a prize of $7,500 and a bronze medallion.

The Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching is the most prestigious award given to faculty for teaching excellence and was created in 1994 to underscore the importance of teaching and encourage, recognize and reward outstanding teaching. Nominees for the award must be tenured professors who have spent at least seven years at the nominating institutions and who have "demonstrated excellent or exceptional teaching ability over a sustained period of time."

Atkinson earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, her master's degree in sociology from Georgia State University and her doctoral degree in sociology from Washington State University.

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