Samford’s Steward honored for teaching comment (0)
September 12, 2013
Julie Sims Steward, associate professor of English at Samford University in Birmingham, received the John H. Buchanan Award for excellence in classroom teaching during an Aug. 28 university-wide convocation.
Steward was nominated by members of the 2013 graduating class and selected by a review panel of faculty and students.
In announcing Steward’s selection, Samford’s Provost and Executive Vice President J. Bradley Creed noted that students gave her “rave reviews for bringing energy — and even a little attitude — to discussions of great works of literature.”
A native Texan, Steward joined the Samford faculty in 1999. In addition to teaching various English courses, she also was instrumental in launching a film studies program at Samford.