STANFORD – Hoover Institution senior fellow Larry Diamond has been named Teacher of the Year for 2007 by the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU).
Eugene Nho, cochairman of the ASSU Teacher of the Year Awards Commission, said that Diamond was chosen for his commitment to the student body and the high quality of his instruction and student guidance.
Panel members noted that his approach to teaching “transcend[s] political and ideological barriers.” He was selected by nine students, including current and former student senators, executives, and member of the executive cabinet.
The panel also awarded Jeff Koseff, a civil and environmental engineering professor, the honorable mention for the teaching award; the Black Student Union received the award for Voluntary Student Organization of the Year.
The ASSU will celebrate the work of the three honorees on May 31 during a recognition ceremony at Stanford’s Tresidder Union.
Hoover’s Larry Diamond is a member of the institution’s Iran Democracy Project. He is founding coeditor of the Journal of Democracy and codirector of the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy. At Stanford University, he is professor by courtesy of political science and sociology and coordinates the democracy program of the new Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
He is well known for his work on political developments in both Iraq and Iran, democracy in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and U.S. foreign policy affecting democracy abroad