TUCSON, Ariz.– The nation’s largest organization of journalism historians bestowed its highest teaching honor on University of Alabama Journalism Professor David Sloan Saturday.
Sloan, who has taught at UA for more than 20 years, received the 2010 National Award for Excellence in Teaching from the American Journalism Historians Associationat its 29th Annual Convention in Tucson, Arizona.
The award is presented to a faculty member who excels in teaching journalism and mass communication history, makes a positive impact on student learning and serves as an example for other educators.
Sloan is the third winner of the award, which was established by AJHA in 2008. Sloan was chosen from a field of seven nominees.
Among Sloan’s current and former students who were on hand for the award presentation Saturday: Dianne Bragg, a doctoral candidate in the UA College of Communication and Information Sciences; Erika Pribanic-Smith, assistant professor of journalism at University of Texas at Arlington; Julie Williams, an associate professor of journalism at Samford University in Birmingham; and Bernell Trip, an associate professor of journalism at University of Florida.