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K-State Today

October 11, 2019

K-State criminologist L. Sue Williams wins major teaching award

Submitted by Kevin Steinmetz

L. Sue Williams, professor of sociology, has been recognized as the 2019 Faculty Teacher of the Year by the American Society of Criminology's Division of Victimology. As described by the division, the award is given to a teacher who shows excellence in teaching victimology and/or victimology related courses.

The award will be formally presented at the American Society of Criminology's annual meeting Nov. 14 in San Francisco.

K-State alumnus April Terry, one of many individuals who nominated Williams for this award, said in her nomination letter that Williams "represents the division well, both as a feminist criminologist and as a peer and mentor . . . I have never seen someone as passionate as Dr. Sue in her pursuits to seek justice for girls and women."

Edward Green, K-State alumnus, said, "It is her commitment to humanizing victims and offenders within the criminal justice system, in my opinion, that makes Dr. Williams an extraordinary educator. She is an invaluable mentor and professor . . . her pedagogy is transformative."

Congratulations to Williams!