Psychology Professor David Reid wins international teaching award

For the second year in a row, a York University professor has received the prestigious international graduate teaching award from Northeastern Association for Graduate Schools (NAGS). Psychology Professor David Reid (right) receives the honour today in Boston, his second teaching award in two months.

The NAGS award recognizes excellence and creativity in teaching graduate students. Judges consider innovation in graduate curriculum development and implementation.

“This is a very significant achievement for the awardees and also for the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York,” said Ron Pearlman, associate dean, Graduate Studies.

Last year the recipient was English Professor Barbara Godard.

On March 6, Reid received a York 2002-2003 Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Teaching Award. He was cited as the architect behind the clinical psychology area’s first accreditation from the American Psychological Association. The accreditation enhances the training and internship options of York graduate students, boosts their employment prospects and strengthens the international stature and recognition of York’s clinical psychology program.

NAGS is one of four regional affiliates of the Council of Graduate Schools. Founded in 1975, the association includes universities from New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec, and from the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, D.C.