Lori Carsen Kelly ’83 Awarded Swenson-Bunn Teaching Award

Posted on May 18th, 2011 by

Lori Carsen Kelly '83

Lori Carsen Kelly ’83, visiting assistant professor of political science, received the 2011 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence at the College’s Honors Day convocation on May 7.

The award, nominated by students and selected by a vote of the Student Senate, has been presented annually since 1990.

Lori Carsen Kelly has served on the faculty at Gustavus since 1992. She teaches courses in political and legal thinking, ancient and modern political thought, jurisprudence, feminist political thought, and resistance theory.  She also teaches within Curriculum II.

Lori Carsen Kelly graduated summa cum laude from Gustavus in 1983 with a major in political science and a minor psychology. She earned her M.A. in 1986, her M.Phil. in 1988, and her Ph.D. in political theory in 1992 – all from Columbia University in New York.

Click here to watch a video profile of Lori Carsen Kelly.

The Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence honors the memory of two Gustavus students and members of the Student Senate, Greg Swenson and Holly Bunn, who were killed in a car accident in 1989.


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One Comment

  1. Drew Ajer says:

    Nobody deserves it more Lori. You are wonderful!