David Tinsley, distinguished professor of German at University of Puget Sound, is to be presented with the annual Certificate of Merit Award from the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and the Goethe-Institut New York.
Tinsley is one of four recipients of the 2011 award for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in schools of the United States. The award has been presented annually since 1978 to educators in the field of the German language.
Tinsley was nominated by the Washington Association of Teachers of German. A panel of AATG and Goethe-Institut representatives selected the winners.