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Exemplary Teaching Award


In order to give public recognition to outstanding performance, which is frequently typical of so many faculty members at Roanoke College, the College has established awards for faculty excellence in the areas of teaching, service, and professional achievement.

Students and faculty members are encouraged to nominate someone for this year’s Exemplary Award for Teaching. Any individual nominated should have completed three years of full-time teaching service at the College. Some criteria for selection are given below.  Nominations should be sent to Dr. Ed Whitson, Associate Professor of Psychology, Life Sciences 512 (mailbox is to left of Life Sciences 509D) by deadline of March 3. NOTE: It is very helpful to include with the nomination a paragraph or two giving the reasons for the nomination.  (Nominations and supporting statements may also be sent by e-mail to whitson@roanoke.edu)


The purpose of this annual award is to recognize outstanding teaching at Roanoke College; judgments of superior teaching performance may be based on perceptions of teaching effectiveness, contributions to curriculum, quality of materials used in courses, the selection of intellectual tasks for the students, and other factors.

Previous winners of these are, David G. Taylor for teaching and W. Gary Hollis, Jr. for service for 2011/2012. Also Julie S. Lyon recieved the award for teaching and Paul R. Hinlicky for achievement in 2010/2011.

Selection of this year’s recipients (Teaching and Professional Achievement) will be made by the Dean’s selection committee in March, with recognition given to the faculty members in April.  Each award consists of a certificate presented to the awardee, the awardee’s name added to the appropriate permanent plaque mounted in the Administration Building, and an honorarium.