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Susette Talarico, Teaching and Mentoring Award

Susette Talarico, Albert B. Saye professor emerita of political science, has been awarded the 2007 American Political Science Association’s Law and Courts’ Teaching and Mentoring Award. 

The APSA is honoring Talarico for her innovative approach to teaching and mentoring. Talarico has encouraged students to pursue a cross-disciplinary approach to understanding public law—asking students to go beyond political science to include disciplines such as anthropology, economics and information science, among others.

This creativity has forged broad mentoring partnerships between students and professors that have brought forth award-winning books, major research grants and numerous scholarly ­publications.

During her 30-year tenure at UGA, Talarico twice received the university’s Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching.