David Karjanen

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American Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished Teachers Morse-Alumni
Section D

, Location 70

Professor David Karjanen is an exceptionally dedicated educator who has taught thousands of undergraduates at the University of Minnesota. He served for years as Director of Undergraduate Studies, transforming the curriculum, developing new courses, creating new internship and service learning opportunities, supervising student research and mentoring undergraduates from across the university, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout courses and student research. He works constantly to improve undergraduate education in American Studies and across the university.