To Celebrate Dedicated Teaching At U.Va.
5, 2001-- Amazing. Committed. Supportive. Demanding.
Insightful. Passionate. Enriching.
are a few of the adjectives students and faculty used to describe
nine professors, four graduate teaching assistants and two medical
residents, who will receive this years University-wide awards
to honor outstanding teaching and exceptional classroom dedication.
honorees, chosen by a committee from numerous nominations and in-depth
testimonials from students and colleagues, will be honored Wednesday,
April 11, in the Rotunda at U.Va.'s 10th annual "In Celebration
of Teaching" banquet. Vice President and Provost Peter W. Low and
Vice Provost Barbara Nolan will present the awards.
says that each year, the choices are not only difficult but also
inspirational for the selection committee.
"Brilliant teaching takes place every day of every semester
in our lecture halls and seminars and in individual meetings with
students," said Nolan who oversaw the selection process. "These
winners truly exemplify the best efforts of all our faculty."
Guy Wilson, professor of architectural history, Alumni Association
Distinguished Professor Award. This annual award goes 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.
E. Burns, assistant professor of civil engineering, Alumni Board
of Trustees Teaching Award. The award is given to an assistant
professor for demonstrated skill in teaching and carries a $1,000
prize, with $1,500 in additional support plus a semester's research
of All-University Outstanding Teaching Awards, each carrying
a $2,000 prize and recognizing ability to inspire and motivate students,
Beamer, assistant professor of government and foreign affairs
Lyu, assistant professor of French
Spearing, professor of English
Weikle II, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering
D. Wilson, professor of psychology
of University Seminar Outstanding Teaching Awards, offered for
the first time to recognize outstanding efforts to promote critical
thinking skills, are:
Farrell, assistant professor of nursing
Wall, associate professor of English
awards, each carrying a $1,500 prize, are open to faculty who have
taught in the University Seminar program of intensive classes for
Winners of All-University Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant
Awards, each carrying a $1,000 prize for teaching excellence,
Batt Stanish, mathematics
of the Resident Teaching Awards in the School of Medicine, each
receiving a $1,000 prize, are Dr. Don M. Benson and Dr. Andrew
E. Lazar, both in the Department of Internal Medicine.
honored at the banquet will be James A. Smith, associate professor
of civil engineering, who holds the Cavaliers' Distinguished
Teaching Professorship this year and next. The rotating endowed
professorship recognizing excellent teaching is partly supported
by athletic bowl earnings.
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856