Tanzman Receives Excellence in Teaching Award
Ed Tanzman, co-director of the Center for Integrated Emergency Preparedness in Argonne’s Decision and Information Sciences Division, recently received the annual Excellence in Teaching Award for his work at the University of Chicago’s Graham School. At Graham, Tanzman is one of the instructors in the Master of Science program in Threat and Response Management.
Tanzman was nominated for the award by student and peer feedback on his teaching ability and classroom presence. In his award letter, Daniel Shannon, Dean of Graham wrote, “Your students and peers have judged that you exemplify the role of an instructor by facilitating the ability to assess and articulate principles, perspectives, and methodologies of the major disciplines as they are applied to contemporary issues.” Tanzman received a Tiffany glass trophy to commemorate this honor.
The Master of Science in Threat and Response Management is a multidisciplinary, two-year program of study designed to prepare public health professionals, law enforcement officials, fire and emergency personnel, medical and nursing professionals, policy makers, and those in related fields to respond to and recover from complex incidents regardless of their size or cause. These incidents can include terrorist attacks; biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear threats; natural disasters; disease outbreaks, and more. Argonne Distinguished Fellow Harvey Drucker started this program in 2007. Other Argonne instructors in the program include Charles Macal and Ed Buikema. Students from the program have worked with Argonne staff on their final-year capstone research projects, and some have gone on to other work at the Laboratory.