The Evans School is excited to announce that Assistant Professor Karin D. Martin has won the 2020 University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes UW faculty for outstanding dedication in teaching, mentoring, public service, and commitment to public values.

Assistant Professor Martin is a crime policy specialist whose areas of expertise are monetary sanctions, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and decision-making in the criminal justice context. These issues come together in her current projects, which examine the use of money in punishment, including fines, fees, and restitution.

Interim Dean Alison Cullen notes, “acclaim for her teaching rises from the deep academic rigor and challenge she brings to the endeavor. She creates an environment where critical thinking is valued, and where teaching and learning are collaborative. Assistant Professor Martin contributes substantially to initiatives to incorporate content about equity and inclusion in the curriculum, and to use technology innovatively. She is a tremendous asset to all who care about teaching at the Evans School, the University of Washington, and beyond.”

UW is working on plans for celebrating Professor Martin and other winners of the 2020 Awards of Excellence in light of the Stay Home order currently in place.

Congratulations Assistant Professor Martin!