Professor Fisher Honored with 2022 Excellence in Teaching of Study Abroad Award from Global Affairs
The Excellence in Teaching of Study Abroad Award recognizes UC Davis instructors of the Academic Senate and Academic Federation who go above and beyond in designing and teaching UC Davis Study Abroad programs. The recipients of this year’s award are Jaimey Fisher and David Masiel.
A professor of German and cinema and digital media in the College of Letters and Science, Jaimey Fisher has a long history and commitment to the study abroad program, having taught World Cinema and the European Film Festival each summer since 2009, with the exception of 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on the Locarno and Cannes film festivals in Europe, students in Fisher’s course examine contemporary cinema by considering the role of film festivals in producing, distributing and exhibiting films around the world. This course has had a profound impact on the academic and professional pursuits of many students.
A previous student shared, “Until this day, I feel grateful and fortunate to have signed up for the program. It was a golden opportunity to peek at and learn from all sides of the industry. It provided easy access for observation and interaction to the industry and the various people behind it.”
In addition to his substantial contributions to the Summer Abroad program, Fisher has made significant and lasting contributions to the UC Education Abroad Program by serving as the faculty director for its Northern Europe Regional Center. In this role, he met with many students to oversee their academic progress and ensure their personal and professional success. Fisher has also advanced global learning on campus by participating in key committees that have shaped global learning goals and outcomes, including the revised Global Studies minor.