Every year, juniors and seniors nominate professors for the Wig Awards, Pomona College’s highest honor for excellence in teaching, concern for students, and service to the College and community. During an extraordinary year of remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, six faculty members were elected by juniors and seniors and confirmed by a committee of trustees, faculty and students.
The 2021 recipients are:
- Eleanor Birrell,
assistant professor of computer science
- Erica Dobbs,
assistant professor of politics
- Phyllis Jackson,
associate professor of art history
- Joanne Nucho,
assistant professor of anthropology
- Kara Wittman,
assistant professor of English
- Yuqing Melanie Wu,
professor of computer science
Each of this year’s recipients is a first-time winner, except for Jackson, who was previously honored in 2003, 2010 and 2015.