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College Convocation Teaching Awards

At its annual Faculty Awards Dinner, the college recognizes tenured and tenure-track faculty excellence in teaching by presenting both junior- and senior-level teaching awards. The lecturer excellence teaching award recognizes lecturers.

Full-time tenure-track or tenured assistant and associate professors with fewer than ten years of creditable service at the college level are eligible for junior-level teaching awards. Associate and full professors with ten or more years of creditable service are eligible for senior-level awards. Full-time lecturers at any level are eligible for the lecturer award. Individuals who have received a teaching award within the last five years may not be nominated again for the same award.

Departments and schools with up to twenty tenure-track or tenured faculty members may nominate one individual for the junior- and senior- level awards. Departments and schools with more than twenty tenure-track or tenured faculty members may nominate three individuals: two at the junior level and one at the senior level, or one at the junior level and two at the senior level. For the lecturer award, departments and schools with fifteen or less full-time lecturers may nominate one, and those with more than fifteen may nominate two. Departments and schools are encouraged to involve faculty members and students, as appropriate, in the nomination process

A nomination consists of:

  1. A completed Teaching Nomination Form
  2. A nomination letter from the Department Head or School Director, no longer than three pages, that gives specific examples of the nominee’s excellence in teaching. This letter may include a summary of SAIS scores, student comments or testimonials, excerpts from peer evaluations of teaching, and similar quality indicators
  3. A statement describing how faculty and students were involved in the nomination process
  4. A statement of the nominee’s teaching philosophy, no longer than three pages
  5. The nominee’s curriculum vitae

Nominations should be sent by e-mail to Pat Anthony and must be received by Friday, October 7 at 5:00 p.m.

Recipients

Year Faculty Award/Recipient Department
2016 Senior: Euridice Silva-Filho
Senior: Erik Zinser
Junior: Jennifer Bolden
Junior: John L. Friend
Lecturer: Robert Guest
Lecturer: Annachiara Mariani
Lecturer: Katie Rowinski
Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
Microbiology
Psychology
Classics
Mathematics
Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
Psychology
2015 Lecturer Excellence Teaching Award –Theodora Kopestonsky
Lecturer Excellence Teaching Award – Malissa Peery
Jr. Teaching Award – Jioni Lewis
Jr. Teaching Award – Joan Lind
Sr. Teaching Award – Erin Hardin
Sr. Teaching Award – Harry “Hap” McSween
Classics
Mathematics
Psychology
Mathematics
Psychology
EPS
2013 Lecturer Excellence Teaching Award –Joanne Lorraine Devlin
Lecturer Excellence Teaching Award –James Hewitson
Jr. Teaching Award – Bill Hardwig
Jr. Teaching Award – Ronald V. Kalafsky
Sr. Teaching Award – Sally P. Horn
Sr. Teaching Award – Michael Knight
Anthropology
English
English
Geography
Geography
English
2012 Lecturer Excellence Teaching Award – Salvador Bartera
Lecturer Excellence Teaching Award – William Jennings
Jr. Teaching Award – Tricia Redeker Hepner
Jr. Teaching Award – Elisabeth Schussler
Sr. Teaching Award – Jerzy Dydak
Classics
Political Science
Anthropology
EEB
Mathematics
2011 Jr. Teaching Award – Ben Feldmeyer
Sr. Teaching Award – Robert Jones
Sociology
Sociology
2010 Jr. Teaching Award – Gladys M. Alexandre
Sr. Teaching Award – Daniel M. Roberts
BCMB
BCMB
2009 Jr. Teaching Award – Sébastian R. C. Dubreil
Jr. Teaching Award – Alisa M. Schoenbach
Sr. Teaching Award – Charles R. Collins
MFLL
English
Mathematics
2008 Jr. Teaching Award – Nathan Sanders
Jr. Teaching Award – Kenton Yeager
Sr. Teaching Award – Michael McKinney
EEB
Theatre
Earth & Planetary Sciences
2007 Jr. Teaching Award – Heather Hirschfeld
Sr. Teaching Award – Amy Elias
English
English
2006 Jr. Teaching Award – J.P. Dessel
Sr. Teaching Award – Michael Guidry
History
Physics & Astronomy
2005 Jr. Teaching Award – Urmila Seshagiri
Sr. Teaching Award – Robert Wahler
English
Psychology
2004 Jr. Teaching Award – Luis Cano
Sr. Teaching Award – James Plank
MFLL
Computer Science
2003 Jr. Teaching Award – David Reidy
Sr. Teaching Award – Sherry Cable
Philosophy
Sociology
2002 Jr. Teaching Award – Kathleen Brosnan
Sr. Teaching Award – Howard Pollio
History
Psychology
2001 Jr. Teaching Award – Robert Hinde
Sr. Teaching Award – Palmira Brummett
Chemistry
History
2000 Jr. Teaching Award – Misty Anderson
Sr. Teaching Award – Michael Keene
English
English
1999 Jr. Teaching Award – Claudia Mora
Sr. Teaching Award – Mary Papke
Geological Sciences
English
1998 Jr. Teaching Award – Debora Baldwin
Sr. Teaching Award – William Heflin
Psychology
Romance Languages
1997 Jr. Teaching Award – Andrew Kramer
Sr. Teaching Award – Jeff Kovac
Anthropology
Chemistry
1996 Jr. Teaching Award – La Vinia Jennings
Sr. Teaching Award – William Dunne
English
Geological Sciences
1995 Jr. Teaching Award – Beauvais Lyons
Sr. Teaching Award – John Nolt
Art
Philosophy
1994 Jr. Teaching Award – Laura Howes
Sr. Teaching Award – Stanton Garner, Jr.
English
English

 

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