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Distinguished Teaching Award


*The deadline for this award has passed. Please check back in February 2018 for the next round of nominations.* 

The College of Charleston Distinguished Teaching Award is made to one individual during the spring semester. The Distinguished Teaching Award honors those roster faculty members who have been designated by their colleagues as typifying high standards and commitment to teaching excellence throughout their careers. The recipient is recommended to the Provost by an ad hoc committee appointed by the Provost and consisting of the five most recent available recipients of the award and the Student Government Association President. The award is a framed certificate and a cash award. Please email nominations to Dr. Merissa Ferrara, FerraraMh@cofc.edu, with a copy to Megan Gould, gouldme1@cofc.edu, by 5:00 PM on February 27, 2017.

  • Established: 1977
  • Number of recipients annually:  one
  • Committee: 5 members appointed by the Provost, including recent recipients and SGA President (or his/her designee)
  • Committee Chair:  Dr. Merissa Ferrara, Communication
  • Award:  $1500 & a framed certificate

Nominations

The Distinguished Teaching Award honors those roster faculty members who are outstanding among the College of Charleston’s excellent teachers.   Letters should describe how the individual is outstanding among other excellent teachers and provide specific examples and documentation whenever possible. The committee will request additional materials directly from the nominee.

All letters of nomination must also include: 

  • the name, title and department of the person being proposed for the award; 
  • the name, address and phone number of the nominator; and
  • the name of the award.  

Deadline: The deadline for this award has passed. Please check back in February 2018 for the next round of nominations.

Email nominations to:  Dr. Merrisa Ferrara, FerraraMh@cofc.edu and please cc: Megan Gould, gouldme1@cofc.edu

Award Recipients

1977 - Andree C. Parrott - French
1978 - Carl J. Likes - Chemistry
1979 - Susan M. Prazak - Math
1980 - Sister Anne Francis Campbell - History
1981 - William V. Moore - Political Science
1982 - Robert L. Cross - English
1983 - Harry W. Freeman - Biology
1984 - Rebecca B. Herring - Accounting
1985 - Peter McCandless - History
1986 - Thomas A. Palmer - Political Science
1987 - Nan D. Morrison - English
1988 - Elizabeth M. Martin - Chemistry
1989 - Mary Kathleen Haney - English
1990 - Gary Conrad Faber - Chemistry
1991 - James P. Deavor - Chemistry
1992 - Beatrice Stiglitz - French
1993 - Larry A. Carlson - English
1994 - Charles K. Biernbaum - Biology
1995 - Bishop C. Hunt - English
1996 - David H. Hall - Physics and Astronomy
1997 - Laney R. Mills - Physics and Astronomy
1998 - Monica A. Janas - Foundations, Secondary and Special Education
1999 - Clark G. Reynolds - History
2000 - J. Fred Watts - Physics and Astronomy
2001 - Caroline C. Hunt - English
2002 - Shirley L. Moore - Communication
2003 - Lindsay A. Packer - Math
2004 - Martin L. Jones - Math
2005 - Duncan R. Munro - Biology
2006 - Alex Kasman - Mathematics
2007 - Terry Richardson - Physics and Astronomy
2008 - Brad R. Huber - Sociology and Anthropology
2009 - Deborah Jeter - Mathematics
2010 - Narayanan Kuthirummal - Physics and Astronomy
2011 - Conseula A. Francis - English
2012 - Tracy L. Burkett - Sociology and Anthropology
2013 - Ana Oprisan - Physics and Astronomy
2014 - Chris Warnick - English
2015 - Margaret C. Hagood - Teacher Education
2016 - Merissa Ferrara - Communication
2017 - Allan Strand - Biology