Congratulations to Professor Paul Fry, recently named one of ten Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teachers for 2011. Former student David Pogue (now New York Times Technology columnist and emmy-award winning CBS News correspondent) nominated Professor Fry for this award which publicly recognizes specific teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students. The Award celebrates the teaching profession, the important role of teachers in society, and seeks to inspire others to pursue this noble profession. David Pogue’s testimonial speaks to the power one teacher has to inspire others and transform lives. Professor Fry’s lecture course, Introduction to Literary Theory, can be viewed at open.yale.edu/courses/.