U.Va. teaching awards
given to and for inspiring minds
U.Va. professors and five graduate teaching assistants, admired
for their extraordinary dedication and ability to inspire, will
receive the 2000 University-wide awards honoring outstanding teaching.
year's recipients, selected by a committee from many nominations
backed by vivid testimonials from students and colleagues, were
honored April 12 in the Rotunda at the ninth annual "In Celebration
of Teaching" banquet, hosted by President John T. Casteen
III and Vice President and Provost Peter W. Low.
always, the choices were both difficult and inspiring for selection
committee members, said Vice Provost Barbara Nolan, who coordinated
the awards process. "The winners the committee chose reflect
in many different, individual ways the dedication and skill of
our faculty as whole. Although we can honor only a handful of
teachers each year, these awards also always celebrate the countless
daily teaching achievements of all our professors and graduate
Alumni Association Awards
Larry J. Sabato, the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Government
and Foreign Affairs: the Alumni Association Distinguished Professor
Award. The annual award is given to a faculty member who has
excelled as a teacher, shown unusual concern for students and
made significant contributions to University life for at least
a decade. The winner receives a $2,500 prize.
Luann J. Lynch, assistant professor of business administration:
the Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award. Given to an assistant
professor for demonstrated skill in teaching,the award carries
a $1,000 prize, with $1,500 in additional support, and offers
a semester's research assignment.
of All-University Outstanding Teaching Awards
Each award carries a $2,000 prize and recognizes ability to inspire
and motivate students.
S. Abraham, the Class of 1962 Professor of Law and Albert C.
Tate Jr. Research Professor
Dr. Valentina L. Brashers, associate professor of nursing
Dr. Julia C. Iezzoni, associate professor of pathology
Cheryl L. Krueger, associate professor of French
David Waldner, assistant professor of government and foreign
affairs Winners of All-University Outstanding Graduate Teaching
Assistant Awards Each award carries a $1,000 prize for teaching
Karlyn Crowley, Department of English
Jessica Howell, Department of Economics
Oliver Frauenfeld, Department of Environmental Sciences Winners
of the Resident Teaching Awards in the School of Medicine Each
awardee receives a $1,000 prize.
Dr. Laurence Brinckerhoff, department of surgery
Dr. Mitchell H. Rosner, department of internal medicine.
Also honored at the banquet will be Dennis R. Proffitt, professor
of psychology, who holds the Cavaliers' Distinguished Teaching
Professorship this year. The rotating endowed professorship recognizing
excellent teaching is partly supported by athletic bowl earnings.