Benjamin Boone

Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2017

I model for my students how fun it is to be curious, how exhilarating it is to learn, and how gratifying it is to apply knowledge to creative or community-centered projects.

From spearheading service-learning at Fresno State, to organizing a week-long residency with Germany’s Verdi String Quartet, to instigating and coordinating three CSU Summer Arts courses, Dr. Boone believes that the deepest learning comes from applying knowledge learned in the classroom to immersive projects. His students have published in national peer reviewed journals, presented at regional and national conferences, and won national and international awards. 

In 2011 Boone received the “President’s Award of Excellence.” Other awards include the “Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities,” and the “University Faculty Spirit of Service Award.” In 2010 he was appointed Faculty Service-Learning Scholar for the Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning, and in 2017-18 will serve as a Fulbright Scholar to the University of Ghana. He was awarded the 2017 Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching.