Dan Krauss earns mentor and teaching award

Candid photo of Daniel Krauss standing at an outdoor class setting with students seated around a table with papers.
April 19, 2022

An enthusiastic and devoted teacher who also leads CMC’s Psychology and Law Policy Lab, Prof. Daniel Krauss was recently honored with the Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award for 2022 from the American Psychology-Law Society.

His nomination was supported by letters from several colleagues and former students who are now in graduate school or the professions and continue to interact with him long past their graduation from CMC.

In one nomination letter, a former student wrote: “Dr. Krauss is incredibly engaging and consistently interweaves his own personal practice experiences with the academic material. He is approachable, with an excellent sense of humor, and he makes himself readily available for students to visit his office, talk after class, or discuss topics by email.”

Despite his approachability, students commented that Krauss is not an “easy” professor. “His exams were difficult, and he rigorously graded papers, but if a student invested energy into the class, she would reap the benefits."

Colleagues are equally enthusiastic about Krauss’ teaching, with one writing, “From the first time he stepped into a classroom at CMC, Dan has been an exceptional teacher…. Students appreciate his knowledge, enthusiasm, caring, and his ability to present both complex research findings and intriguing clinical case studies. Dan is not only a terrific teacher, he is also an incredibly caring and capable mentor."

Krauss said he is honored by the award. “My goal has always been to provide excellent teaching, research, clinical training, and mentoring to my students, but more importantly to help them develop the critical thinking skills and experiences that make them better people whatever career path they pursue,” Krauss said.

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