TUCSON, Ariz. — A University of Arizona professor of German studies is
being honored as the state’s professor of the year.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has bestowed that
designation on Professor Albrecht Classen. It cited his proficiency in the
classroom and positive relationships with students.
Classen, 56, said he was stunned when he received the foundation’s
letter, thinking it was nothing more than a polite notice saying he hadn’t won.
He’d been several times previously but hadn’t won.
The Arizona Daily Star reported that the annual honor
often has gone to the university’s chief rival, Arizona State University.