The U-M Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) awarded Megan Tompkins-Stange a 2018 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize (TIP) for her project, "Bringing philanthropy to life through critical pedagogy: Philanthropic foundations in the public arena and poverty solutions." The TIP recognizes faculty who have developed innovative approaches to teaching that incorporate creative pedagogies.
Tompkins-Stange will be honored during the CRLT's Enriching Scholarship program on May 7, where she will also present her innovative project at the program’s poster fair.
Tompkins-Stange's research centers on the influence of private sector and philanthropic actors within the nonprofit sector. Her most recent book, Policy Patrons: Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence was published in 2016.