Wilcoxen Selected as 2016 NASPAA Recipient of Leslie Whittington Award for Excellence in Teaching

Peter WilcoxenPeter Wilcoxen, professor of public administration and international affairs in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, will receive the 2016 Leslie Whittington Award for Excellence in Teaching presented by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).  This prestigious award, given by NASPAA, recognizes teaching excellence. Recipients must demonstrate outstanding contributions and sustained excellence through course content, course presentation, quality of advising impact and teaching innovation over an extended period of time. The award will be presented in October at the annual NASPAA conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Peter Wilcoxen, a professor of public administration and international affairs since 2003, is the co-creator of five interdisciplinary team-taught courses, three for undergraduates and two for graduates. The undergraduate courses support Maxwell’s Citizenship and Civic Engagement major and the College of Arts and Sciences Integrated Learning major on Energy and Its Impacts. The graduate courses are cross-listed across departments and bring together faculty from across the campus to provide students an interdisciplinary perspective on an issue that involves complex, fundamental challenges that mix science, engineering, economics and the legal system. He is extensively involved in Maxwell’s professional education program, its undergraduate program in civic engagement, and with other interdisciplinary departments across campus including those in engineering, law, and with SUNY-ESF. Professor Wilcoxen was also named as a 2016-19 Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence in April 2016.

“We could not be more proud of Professor Wilcoxen’s latest achievement which serves as affirmation of the wonderful work that he is doing to help prepare our students as leaders in the field of public service,” says Robert Bifulco, associate dean and chair of the Maxwell School’s Department of Public Administration and International Affairs. 08/19/16