To the academy , my coworker s, and my students thank you. This is the realization of a huge life dream. I am truly and honestly thrilled to be here with this award. If I my work somehow made student’s lives a little better, if only for the duration of the course, then I feel like it has been a success. You all have given me the chance to live my passion, and I thank you all sincerely from the bottom of my heart.