American Society of Chemistry Awards Emily Lenning Its 2022 Teaching Award

Emily Lenning, professor of criminal justice at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, is the recipient of the 2022 Teaching Award from the American Society of Criminology. The distinction is a lifetime achievement award recognizing excellence in undergraduate or graduate teaching over the span of an academic career. Dr. Lenning was honored for her ability to meet the needs of diverse learners and for challenging herself and her students to look beyond the classroom for opportunities to engage in lifelong learning.

“It is an honor to receive this award, and to be recognized by such a prestigious organization for doing what I love most,” said Professor Lenning. “I am grateful for the support of my colleagues in the department of criminal justice and for my students, past and present, who have made teaching such a rewarding experience.”

Dr. Lenning joined the faculty at Fayetteville State University in 2008. She was promoted to associate professor in 2013 and to full professor in 2017. She is the co-author of the book Queer Criminology: New Directions in Critical Criminology (Routledge, 2015), which won the 2016 Book Award from the Division of Critical Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.

Professor Lenning holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice, a master’s degree in sociology, and a Ph.D. in sociology, all from Western Michigan University.

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