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Release: May 30, 1995
Contact: Tom Krattenmaker (609/258-5748)

President's Distinguished
Teaching Awards

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Princeton University presented the 1995
President's Distinguished Teaching Awards today at the
University's 248th Commencement. Receiving the awards were
Barbara Browning, assistant professor of English; Georgios
Deodatis, assistant professor of civil engineering and
operations research; Stanley Kelley, professor of politics;
and Kenneth Levy, Scheide professor of music history.

Both Levy and Kelley transfer to emeritus status with
the completion of this academic year.

The awards were established in 1991 through gifts by
Princeton alumni Lloyd Cotsen (Class of 1950) and John
Sherrard (Class of 1952) to recognize sustained records of
excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching by junior
and senior Princeton faculty members. Each winner receives a
cash prize of $2,500, while his or her home department
receives an additional $2,500 for the purchase of new books.

Barbara Browning graduated summa cum laude with
distinction in the major of Comparative Literature from Yale
in 1983. She went on to earn her MPhil and PhD from Yale in
1987 and 1989, respectively. She has been a member of the
English Department faculty at Princeton since 1989, teaching
British literature, American women writers, and literary
anthropology, among other courses.

"Professor Browning gave exemplary lectures," wrote one
student on a course evaluation form. "They were easy to
follow, thought-provoking and entertaining. I would have
loved to hear more from her." Added another student: "Never
did I have such an intelligent and engaging lecturer."

Georgios Deodatis is a 1982 civil engineering graduate
of the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. He
earned two master degrees from Columbia -- a master of
science in 1984 and a master of philosophy in 1986 -- before
completing his PhD at Columbia in 1987. First coming to
Princeton in 1988 as a lecturer and research associate, he
was appointed assistant professor in 1991 and reappointed in
1994. He has taught such courses as Introduction to Finite
Element Methods, Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures and
Reliability of Engineering Systems.

Students praise Deodatis for his ability to explain
challenging material clearly and his understanding of their
needs and concerns. As one student said, "Professor Deodatis
stands apart from other professors for his ability to make
his students _want_ to learn."

Kenneth Levy, a 1947 Queen's College graduate, earned
his MFA from Princeton in 1949 and his PhD in 1955. After 12
years at Brandeis University, he joined the Princeton faculty
in 1966, assuming the Scheide professorship in 1988. He was
honored with the University's Howard T. Behrman Award for
Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities in 1983. His courses
taught at Princeton included Introduction to Music, The
Symphony from Haydn to Stravinsky, and Introduction to Music
of the Romantic Era.

"I have been inspired by his inexhaustible enthusiasm
for teaching undergraduates," wrote one former student. His
classes, the student adds, come away with "a higher
understanding not only of Western classical music, but also
of the overwhelming humanity embedded in the subject of the

Stanley Kelley is a 1949 University of Kansas graduate
who earned his 1951 MA from Kansas and his 1955 PhD from
Johns Hopkins University. He joined the Princeton faculty as
an assistant professor in 1957, advancing to associate
professor in 1962 and to full professor in 1964. Among his
courses taught at Princeton were Party Politics and Campaigns
and Elections.

"Stanley's undergraduate lectures are gems," wrote one
former graduate student of Kelley's who is now a professor at
another institution. "They are finely honed arguments that
shed great light on party politics. ... These lectures
reflect tremendous amounts of work and preparation. I still
marvel at them and even 'stole' a few of them for my own