Professor Sanford Berg scores teaching hat trick for 2008

Gainesville, Fla. – Dr. Sanford Berg has been recognized for Teaching Excellence with three awards for the 2007-2008 academic year. Berg, Distinguished Service Professor in economics and director of Water Studies for the Public Utility Research Center (PURC), now has another title to add to his collection: Distinguished Teaching Scholar.

Berg was recently honored at a banquet ceremony on UF’s campus, where he received three teaching awards for Spring 2008, including induction into the University of Florida Academy of Distinguished Scholars. The Academy recognizes outstanding educators who have demonstrated sustained innovation and commitment to teaching throughout their careers. After completing his three-year term on the Provost’s Advisory Board for Faculty Development, Berg will retain the title of Distinguished Teaching Scholar and continue to be a part of the Academy. In addition, UF MBA students made Dr. Berg their overwhelming choice for best teacher. He was selected from among 17 instructors in the Internet MBA Program to receive the Outstanding Faculty Award for 2008, and was voted by graduates in the Traditional MBA 2008 class as the Core Teacher of the Year. The teaching awards cap off a year of honors for Berg; earlier this year, he was named the Distinguished Member for 2007 by the Transportation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG).