Captain David Williams receives the 2021 Apgar Award for Excellence in Teaching
POSTED ON: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:27 PM by firstname.lastname@example.org
A big congratulations to Capt David Williams, USNA '14, who is the the 2021 recipient of USNA’s Apgar Award for Excellence in Teaching!
An exceptional teacher, mentor and coach that is involved in all aspects of life on the Yard, Capt David Williams has positively and significantly influenced hundreds of midshipmen in a wide range of courses in the political science, leadership, and professional development departments, as well as in varsity athletics. Recognized by his students for a keen understanding of the unique Naval Academy environment and mission, he inspires his students to meet high standards while developing the critical thinking skills so important to future leaders in the naval service. As FP130 Course Coordinator, Capt Williams expertly guided the planning and execution of the core course in U.S. Government and Constitutional Development required of all midshipmen in the Brigade. Through personal example of character, integrity, professionalism, and impeccable military bearing, Captain Williams’ dedication to the education of midshipmen and his active participation in many aspects of their professional development reflect great credit on himself and the United States Naval Academy.
This award, established in 1996, is intended to recognize and encourage relatively junior individual faculty members at the Naval Academy who have had a demonstrable impact on their students and/or who have made a significant contribution to the art of teaching and counseling students. The award is presented to a junior military faculty member in odd years and to a junior civilian faculty member in even years.