Ted Magder, an associate professor of media, culture, and communication, has been selected to receive NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The award is given annually to faculty members who have contributed significantly to the intellectual life at NYU through their teaching.
“Professor Magder has taught at NYU Steinhardt for more than fifteen years and during that time has established himself as an acclaimed academician, stellar teacher, and exemplary school and university citizen,” said Dean Mary Brabeck.
In nomination letters, students, faculty, and alumni remarked on Magder’s ability to motivate and inspire others.
“One of Ted’s most notable accomplishments is that he has consistently engaged with new media as a pedagogical tool, using blogs and Twitter to loop students’ social media commentary into the course,” said Marita Sturken, chair of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. “He can make students in a class of 250 feel that the course is an active exchange rather than an impersonal large lecture.
Magder is the author of Canada’s Hollywood, as well as monographs and articles that study how global media communications is influenced by regulatory codes and laws. He has designed media courses that have been taught at NYU campuses in Prague, Paris, London, and Shanghai.