College of Arts and Science recognizes faculty and graduate students for excellence in teaching and advising
On March 24, the College of Arts and Science recognized 19 outstanding faculty members and graduate students for excellence in teaching and advising. These awards are an important part of the Arts and Science tradition, and past recipients include some of the most distinguished and beloved professors and instructors in the history of Vanderbilt.
The Award for Excellence in Teaching in a World Language recognizes excellence in foreign language teaching. It is granted to one or more graduate students with full responsibility for language classes.
Joe Kuster (German Studies)
Elvira Aballi Morell (Spanish)
The Ernest A. Jones Faculty Adviser Award honors a faculty member for dedication to undergraduate advising in math or the natural sciences.
2020 recipient: Neil Kelley (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
The Faculty Adviser Award in Humanities honors a faculty member for dedication to undergraduate advising in the humanities.
2020 recipient: Paul Stob (Communication Studies)
The Faculty Adviser Award in Social Sciences honors a faculty member for dedication to undergraduate advising in the social sciences.
2020 recipient: Emily Ritter (Political Science)
The Harriet S. Gilliam Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes Senior Lecturers and Lecturers for outstanding undergraduate teaching.
Julia Fesmire (English)
Sourish Dutta (Physics)
Heather Luea (Economics)
The Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching honors one tenured or tenure-track faculty member for undergraduate teaching from each of the three divisions within the College of Arts and Science: humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Candice Amich (English)
Randolph Blake (Psychology)
Christy Erving (Sociology)
The Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award recognizes excellence in teaching by a graduate student with full responsibility for the course they are teaching.
Meghan McGinley (French)
Terren Proctor (Anthropology)
Frank Wagner (Mathematics)
The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award recognizes excellence in teaching assistance. It is granted to graduate students who lead a class section or share instruction within a class.
Patrick Anthony (History)
David Chan (Mathematics)
Andrew Kantor (Chemistry)
The Outstanding Graduate Student Lab Instructor Award recognizes excellence in laboratory instruction. It is awarded to graduate students who teach laboratory sections in science classes.
Justin Critchlow (Biological Sciences)
Cleo Evans (Chemistry)
Congratulations to the awardees! The entire college is deeply grateful for their continued dedication to the success and education of our students.