Established in 1999-2000 by the College's Board of Trustees, the annual awards recognize and reward two members of the Kenyon faculty for exemplary teaching informed by creative scholarship.
This year's nomination deadline is Monday, November 2, 2020.
Eligible Faculty Members are listed on the nomination form.
The Senior Award is awarded to a tenured level faculty member who has been teaching at Kenyon for at least ten years. The Junior Award is for either a tenured or tenure track faculty member who is in his or her first ten years at Kenyon. The awards, which carry $5,000 stipends, are intended to promote excellence by providing increased visibility for the College's most talented teacher-scholars.
Nominations are made in the fall using the Online Nomination Form and are submitted directly to the Office of the Provost. Winners will be announced at the Honors Day Convocation in April. All faculty members and students are encouraged to submit nominations for the awards. Letters of nomination, which will be reviewed by the president, provost, and associate provosts, need not be lengthy. They should, however, provide relevant detail in the form of anecdotes, data, examples, and testimony about the qualifications and strengths of a nominee. The reviewers will look for evidence of the capacity of a nominee's teaching to make a difference in students' lives.
The president, provost, and associate provosts will choose three finalists from each of the senior and junior faculty pools and forward their recommendations to the Curriculum and Faculty Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees will make its final choice in February.
Senior Award: H. Abbie Erler, Associate Professor of Political Science
Junior Award: Patrick Bottiger, Associate Professor of History
Senior Award: Bob Milnikel, Professor of Mathematics
Junior Award: Austin Porter, Assistant Professor of Art History & American Studies
Senior Award: Karen Hicks, Associate Professor of Biology
Junior Award: James McGavran, Assistant Professor of Russian
Senior Award: Clara Román-Odio, Professor of Spanish
Junior Award: Jacqueline McAllister, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Senior Award: Paula Turner, Professor of Physics
Junior Award: Pashmina Murthy, Assistant Professor of English
Senior Award: Jay Corrigan, Professor of Economics
Junior Award: Irene López, Associate Professor of Psychology
Senior Award: Katherine Elkins, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities
Junior Award: Zoë Kontes, Associate Professor of Classics
Senior Award: Pamela Jensen, Professor of Political Science
Junior Award: John Hofferberth, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Senior Award: Jianhua Bai, Professor of Chinese
Junior Award: Jaret Treber, Associate Professor of Economics
Senior Award: Pamela Camerra -Rowe, Associate Professor of Political Science>
Junior Award: Ivonne Garcia, Assistant Professor of English
Senior Award: Sarah Murnen, Professor of Psychology
Junior Award: Sarah Heidt, Assistant Professor of English
Senior Award: Perry Lentz, Charles P. McIlvaine Professor of English
Junior Award: Robert Mauck, Associate Professor of Biology
Senior Award: David Suggs, Professor of Anthropology
Junior Award: Glenn McNair, Assistant Professor of History
Senior Award: Thomas S. Turgeon, Professor of Drama
Junior Award: Adam C. Serfass, Assistant Professor of Classics
Senior Award: Theodore O. Mason, Professor of English
Junior Award: Wade H. Powell, Assistant Professor of Biology
Senior Award: Carol Schumacher, Professor of Mathematics
Junior Award: Natalia Olshanskaya, Associate Professor of Russian
Senior Award: Peter Rutkoff, Professor of American Studies
Junior Award: Jonathan Tazewell, Associate Professor of Drama
Senior Award: Michael P. Levine, Professor of Psychology
Junior Award: Judy A. Holdener, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Senior Award: Linda M. Smolak, Professor of Psychology
Junior Award: Christopher M. Gillen, Assistant Professor of Biology
Senior Award: Reed S. Browning, Professor of History
Junior Award: Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Associate Professor of English
Senior Award: Roy T. Wortman, Professor of History
Junior Award: Carolin Hahnemann, Assistant Professor of Classics