Jessica Hausauer, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, was recently awarded a prestigious SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award through the American Sociological Association’s Section on Teaching and Learning. The purpose of this competitive award is to “prepare a new generation of scholars and leaders in the Teaching Movement in Sociology by providing supplemental funds to support participation in the Section on Teaching and Learning’s pre-conference workshop, “The Relevant Syllabus.”” Hausauer will attend ASA’s annual meeting in Seattle, WA in August where she will also present a paper titled, “The Role of Unemployment, Politics, Policy Choice, and Race on TANF Case Closure Sanctions.”