University of Wisconsin–Madison

Judith Leavitt Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

April 2010


The Committee on Distinguished Teaching Awards has honored Professor Judith Leavitt for teaching excellence with a Chancellor’s Award. She will receive this award along with nine of her faculty colleagues at a ceremony on April 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center.

Having taught at UW-Madison since 1975, Leavitt has developed numerous courses over the years, on subjects that instructed students about the experience of patients, the experience of illness and the experience of women, writes nominator Susan Lederer, chair of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics.

Leavitt is Rupple-Bascom and Ruth Bleier Professor in the Medical History & Bioethics, History of Science, and Gender and Women’s Studies departments.