Fairfield named Dawn Pilotti ’97 as its 2013 Adjunct Teacher of the Year, rounding out a string of honors for this University art history teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences. Pilotti teaches math and social studies at St. Ann Academy in Bridgeport, Conn.
“Her excellent teaching evaluations evince significant student learning in her courses, and her deep devotion to our students and our Jesuit mission was evident throughout her dossier,” said Dr. Mary Frances Malone, associate vice president for academic affairs.
In nominating Pilotti for the honor, Dr. Marice Rose, director of the art history program, pointed to her innovative teaching techniques, her engagement with the “big questions,” and her ability to foster a critical approach to art and culture among her students.
In addition, Pilotti is involved with the Creative Life Residential Program and the Summer Academic Immersion Program and in programmatic assessment tools within the art history program.
In October 2012, Pilotti, who holds a master’s degree from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, won the Tim Russert Make A Difference Award, given by the Inner City Foundation.