RALPH QUINN, PHD
AWARDS & ENDORSEMENTS
AWARDS FOR TEACHING
2014 Academic Senate's Excellence in Teaching Award
2014 Most Inspirational Lecturer, Psi Chi
2013 Most Inspirational Lecturer, Psi Chi
2012 Most Inspirational Lecturer, Psi Chi
2012 Certificate of Merit, Graduating Class of Crown College
2011 Inspiring Lecturer, Graduating Class of Psychology
2011 Certificate of Merit, Graduating Class of Crown College
2010 Honorable Mention, UCSC Excellence in Teaching Award for 2010-2011
2010 Certificate of Merit, Graduating Class of Crown College
2009 Golden Apple Distinguished Teaching Award, Division of Social Sciences
2009 Certificate of Merit, Graduating Class of Crown College
2008 Best Lecturer, Psi Chi
2007 Outstanding Teacher, Psi Chi
2007 Outstanding Field Study Mentor
2006 Certificate of Merit, Crown College
2006 Outstanding Teacher, Psi Chi
2004 Excellence in Teaching, Psychology Class of 2004
2003 Dedication of Teaching Award, Psi Chi and Psychology Class of 2003
2001 Student nomination for Excellence in Teaching Award
1993 Favorite Professor Award, Student Alumni Council
1992 Golden Apple Distinguished Teaching Award, Division of Social Sciences
1992 Dedicated and Inspirational Professor, Psychology Student Association
1992 Favorite Professor, Student Alumni Council
1992 Teacher of the Year, Psychology Student Association and Psi Chi
1991 Teacher of the Year, Re-Entry Services
In 2009 Quinn was awarded his second "Golden Apple" by the Division of Social Sciences. At that time the Dean of Social Sciences wrote "Both Dr. Quinn and his courses are routinely described as "Awesome," "Transformative," "Amazing," and "Inspirational." His experiential teaching style, the depth of his knowledge, dedication to his students, and ability to create safe spaces for students to learn and express themselves all contribute to his effectiveness in the classroom."
In 2018 the Chair of the Divisional Committee on Academic Personnel wrote in a review of Quinn's teaching: "The positive aspects of Dr. Quinn's teaching reviews are remarkable. Speaking in my position as Chair and a member of DCAP for the last three years, I have never seen glowing reviews like these, with the combination of high averages and deeply heart-felt praise."
In 2000 and 2001 the senior class of Stevenson College invited Quinn to give the keynote address at the graduation ceremony. Because of prior commitments both years, he was unable to attend.
Winter 1997 The Cowell Compass poll: Quinn is one of seven "Top Recommended Instructors." Only one with two courses among sixteen "Top Recommended Courses."
City on a Hill Press poll of students: Quinn wins Best Professor on campus in 1995.
Lisa Birnbach's New and Improved College Book (1990): Quinn's Humanistic Psychology class listed as a "must take" at UCSC.