Dr. Daniel Levine, University Professor of World Languages, recently received an Honors College Distinguished Faculty Award.

The Honors College developed this award to recognize faculty member's hard work and dedication.

Honors faculty work hard to support honors students! They write countless letters of recommendation, prepare honors courses and mentor honors students one-on-one. Some might spend a day putting nervous prospective fellows at ease in a series of interviews, while others review study abroad and grant applications.

Levine has served the honors program for many of his 38 years of teaching at the U of A. He has served on the Fulbright College Honors Council, and has directed numerous Classical Studies honors theses and served on many non-classics honors thesis committees.

He said he is humbled and honored that the Honors College thinks he is worthy of this award.

“I do not know who nominated me for the award, but I am grateful that someone suggested my candidacy,” said Levine.

For the last ten years, he has been part of the teaching team for the Freshman Honors Humanities (H2P1) course. In addition, he has often interviewed honors students as a member of the Honors Fellowship Selection Committee (2003, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017).

Other honors service includes a presentation of a sample H2P lecture to honors college freshmen and their families at the 2017 Honors College Discovery Day, and the reading of names at the Honors Commencement for several years.

He has taught honors courses in Classical Studies for over 35 years, both on campus and on the 11 Classics in Greece study abroad programs which he has directed for the University of Arkansas. He will be a co-leader of an Honors study abroad program in Sicily in January of 2019.

Levine is known for his excellent teaching at the University of Arkansas, and has won numerous awards, including the “Master Teacher Award” from Fulbright College (1995), the “Excellence in the Teaching of the Classics” award from the largest US professional organization for Classical Studies (Society for Classical Studies, founded in 1869 as the American Philological Association), the Outstanding Teaching Award from the U of Arkansas chapter of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society (1991), and the highest teaching award for which U of A faculty were eligible, the “Burlington Northern Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence (1986).

Among his other teaching activities include his service as founding member of the University of Arkansas Teaching Academy, and his three years at Co-Director of the University of Arkansas Teaching and Faculty Support Center (2002-2005).