The NYU Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes full-time faculty members who have contributed significantly to the intellectual life of the University through their teaching. Recipients of the Award have a demonstrated record of outstanding teaching effectiveness in and outside the classroom, as well as the ability to inspire, promote, and sustain the intellectual development of their students. These faculty members often demonstrate a pedagogical approach that is innovative and intellectually rigorous, creative, and engaging. In addition, their scholarly and professional contributions foster critical thinking, challenging their students in new and unique ways.
David Hollander, assistant dean of Real World and clinical associate professor at the Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport, has been selected as the NYUSPS nominee for the 2018–2019 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. Since joining NYUSPS in 2008, Hollander has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to exceptional teaching and student mentoring inside and outside the classroom. He has been noted to explore “big questions” while shaping his students’ fundamental lifelong learning habits of inquiry. His innovative teaching style is at its core student-centered, often employing the flipped classroom. His work in the construction of experiential courses, through partnerships with the NY Jets, JetBlue Airways, FOX Sports, CNBC, Instagram, and another half-dozen companies, has created valuable hands-on experiences for students in all NYUSPS programs. In addition to his involvement in the classroom and environs, Hollander serves as an NYU Faculty Fellow in Residence, one of 33 across NYU who are selected through a competitive process. In this role, he provides students from across the University with personally curated intellectual, cultural, and social programming. In all facets of his work at NYU, Hollander has been recognized as a leader, an innovator, and a valuable member of the faculty.
Hollander earned a juris doctor in law review from Quinnipiac University School of Law and a BA in philosophy from Brandeis University.