Armin Rosencranz, consulting professor in the program in human biology, received the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize Friday, June 13, at the Stanford chapter's initiation to the honor society. Each year student members of Phi Beta Kappa develop the nominating criteria and select the winner from among nominations offered by members of the entire senior class. In addition to excellence in teaching, this year's prize recognized the ability to inspire personal and intellectual development beyond the classroom.
"Armin has inspired numerous students to further explore their love of environmental policy and science. He has given these students the courage to devote their lives to the worthwhile cause of environmental conservation in a time when most students feel driven to be programmers or consultants," wrote one student nominator. Another wrote: "Armin has helped to show me what some of the world's worst problems are. ... [He] has been instrumental in showing me where I come in, where I can make a difference, where I can make a change."
Stanford Report, June 18, 2003