Valentina Izmirlieva Receives Columbia Distinguished Faculty Award

Friday, April 7, 2017
Valentina Izmirlieva, Professor of Slavic Languages and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages, is the recipient of the Columbia Distinguished Faculty Award (2016-17). The award was created in 2005, when University Trustee Emeritus Gerry Lenfest ('58 LAW, '09 HON) made a gift to the University to establish a new category of awards honoring exceptional teaching in the arts and sciences. The awards are given annually to faculty of unusual merit, across a range of professional activities--including scholarship, university citizenship, and professional involvement--with a primary emphasis on the instruction and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.