This award, initiated in 1988, recognizes outstanding teaching, mentoring, and /or educational outreach in plant biology by and individual, whether or not a member of the Society.  It is a monetary award to be made annually in recognition of excellence in Teaching, leadership in curricular development , or authorship of effective teaching materials in science of plant biology.  Dr. Dolan will receive this award on July 20th 2013 at the annual American Society of Plant Biologists meeting in Providence, RI.