Gowen Group partner Chris Gowen won the 2013 Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Appointment Award from American University. An adjunct professor for the University’s Washington College of Law for the past few years, Chris was recognized for his accomplishment at the school-wide Faculty Recognition Dinner on April 21, 2013. He teaches legal ethics and law practice management at the law school.
This particular award, which hundreds of professors are eligible for, has the following criteria:
Requires excellence in teaching as documented by student evaluations, comments, and feedback, originality of course, and the provision of superior learning opportunities. Ideally, the candidate should have significant full-time professional status outside the university, and a record of achievement that reflects sustained contributions to the university.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized by my peers in such fashion,” Chris stated, “The satisfaction I gain from teaching and assisting the next generation of America’s lawyers is only matched by the gratitude I have for my colleagues and the school for considering me for such an award.”
This is Chris’ second recent award from American University. Last year Chris won the Washington College of Law’s Adjunct Professor of the Year Award.