Faculty Awards

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Supported by staff and fulfilled through students, the mission of Whitman College is carried out by our distinguished faculty. They are teachers and scholars, dedicated to the college, their disciplines and their students.

Each year Whitman recognizes outstanding contributions by individual faculty members, presenting them with awards for demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship, mentoring.  The awards are named for legendary faculty emeriti, some living, some deceased, whose impact on generations of students created a legacy that helps define Whitman’s use of the term “demonstrated excellence.”

All tenure-track faculty, as well as contingent faculty who have taught at least two-thirds time for each of the last two years, are eligible for nomination. No faculty member may receive more than one award in any five-year period. 

Selection will be made by the Provost/Dean of the Faculty in consultation with the Committee of Division Chairs. Please submit letters of nomination to the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, c/o Qi (Chee) Jia, Memorial #310, by 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014. 

Faculty awards:

The Robert Y. Fluno Award for Distinguished Teaching in Social Sciences
The Thomas D. Howells Award for Distinguished Teaching in Humanities and Arts
The A.E. Lange Award for Distinguished Science Teaching
The George Ball Award for Excellence in Advising
The G. Thomas Edwards Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship (demonstrated excellence in the integration of teaching and scholarship)

Awards will be announced at the end of the year faculty reception. Recent award recipients:

Robert Y. Fluno Award

2012-13  Matthew Prull
2011-12  John D. Cotts
2010-11  Kristy M. King
2009-10  Aaron Bobrow-Strain
2008-09  Lynn L. Sharp
2007-08  David Schmitz

Thomas D. Howells Award

2012-13 Nicole Simek
2011-12  Sarah Hurlburt
2010-11  Sharon-Ruth A.M. Alker
2009-10  Donald Snow
2008-09  Rebecca Roman Hanrahan
2007-08  Jean Carwile Masteller

A.E. Lange Award

2012-13 Albert Schueller
2011-12  Leena S. Knight
2010-11  Douglas H. Juers
2009-10  Marion Gabriele Götz
2008-09  Kurt R. Hoffman
2007-08  Robert Fontenot

George Ball Award

2012-13 Bruce Magnusson
2011-12  Jennifer B. Blomme
2010-11  Susan E. Pickett
2009-10  Jeff Northam
2008-09  David H. Carey
2007-08  Allison Calhoun

G. Thomas Edwards Award

2012-13 Elizabeth Vandiver
2011-12  Timothy Machonkin
2010-11  Robert Scott Elliott
2009-10  Ginger S. Withers
2008-09  Zahi Zalloua
2007-08  Robert Tobin

The Suzanne L. Martin Award for Excellence in Mentoring is administered by the Office of the Dean of Students

2012-13 Clare Carson
2011-12  Leena S. Knight
2010-11  Julie A. Charlip
2009-10  Mare K. Blocker
2008-09  Amy Molitor
2007-08  Deborah Wiese