Cha Receives Dean's Award
Victor Cha – associate professor, director of the Asian Studies program and the D.S. Song-Korea Foundation Chair in Asian Studies and Government – is one of three 2010 recipients of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
The award is presented by a committee of former winners based on their teaching of undergraduates. Cha and professors Osama Abi-Mershed and Michael Ferreira received the award during the Georgetown College spring faculty convocation in January.
"Professor Cha's sincere commitment to the teaching component of the academic profession emerges equally well from the generosity with which he has frequently accepted course overloads so as to guarantee cogency in the students' major requirements," College Dean Chester Gillis read from the citation awarded to Cha during the convocation.
Cha offers a wide range of courses through SFS, the Asian Studies program and the government department and has been at Georgetown for 15 years. He took a leave of absence in 2004 to serve as director for Asian Affairs for the National Security Council under George W. Bush's administration. Since returning to Georgetown in 2007, he has published a book and numerous articles on China and North Korea.