The Outstanding Faculty Awards
are the Commonwealth's highest honor for faculty at Virginia's public and private colleges and universities. These awards recognize superior accomplishments in teaching, research, and public service.
The State Council of Higher Education and Dominion Resources announce the recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Awards.
Since 1987, these awards have recognized faculty at Virginia’s institutions of higher learning who exemplify the highest standards of teaching, research and service.
Nominees are selected by the institutions, reviewed by a panel of peers and chosen by a final selection committee. In all, 97 nominations were received this year, slightly more than last year. This was narrowed to a field of 28 finalists and then to the 12 recipients.
Recipients come from institutions large and small throughout the Commonwealth and from two- and four-year institutions, private and public. Their fields of expertise range from physics to communications. They have in common, however, the qualities honored by the Outstanding Faculty Awards: the highest level of scholarship, teaching, mentoring, public service and research.
The full list of 2017 recipients can be seen here.