College of Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Faculty Honored With Teaching Awards, Fellowships

Thu, May 25, 2017
CLA building
CLA building

The College of Liberal Arts has recognized eight professors for excellence in teaching with the following awards and fellowships:

Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award

Julie A. Minich, assistant professor, Departments of English and Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, received a Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award from the college for the 2016-17 academic year. The award recognizes junior faculty in the College of Liberal Arts who exemplify outstanding teaching. Established in 2002, the Josefina Paredes Endowed Teaching Award provides a $5,000 honorarium to the recipient.

Harry Ransom Award for Teaching Excellence 

Jacqueline J. Evans, lecturer in the Department of Psychology, and Stephanie S. Holmsten, lecturer in the Department of Government, each received the Harry Ransom Award for Teaching Excellence in the 2016-17 academic year. The award recognizes their consistent level of teaching excellence, and each will receive a $5,000 honorarium with the award.

Leslie Waggener Centennial Teaching Fellowship

Three college faculty members received the Leslie Waggener Centennial Teaching Fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year. The award recognizes outstanding teaching in foreign language instruction and in honors courses. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 honorarium with the award. They are:

  • Marina Alexandrova, lecturer in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
  • Blake R. Atwood, assistant professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies
  • Denise A. Spellberg, professor in the departments of History, Middle Eastern Studies, and Religious Studies

Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowships

The college awarded Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowships to Casey A. Boyle, assistant professor in the Department of Rhetoric & Writing, and Heather Houser, associate professor in the Department of English. Established in 1989, the Dickson Teaching Fellowship recognizes exemplary performance and a commitment to teaching, and provides a one-year fellowship appointment and a $3,000 salary supplement for the 2017-18 academic year. 

Bookmark and Share