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Recipients of 2018 Outstanding Faculty Awards announced

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January 26, 2017

For immediate release

  — The State Council of Higher Education and Dominion Energy announce the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Faculty Awards.

Since 1987, these awards have recognized faculty at Virginia’s institutions of higher learning who exemplify the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and service. 

Nominees are selected by the institutions, reviewed by a panel of peers and chosen by a committee of leaders from the public and private sectors. In all, 83 nominations were received this year. This group was narrowed to a field of 27 finalists and then to the 12 recipients.

Recipients come from campuses 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 Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Awards: the highest level of scholarship, teaching, mentoring, public service and research. 

The 2018 Outstanding Faculty Awards ceremony will take place during a March 1 luncheon at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. For more on the awards, see; recipients' bios will be posted soon. 

Recipients are listed below in alphabetical order. Asterisks indicate Rising Star (early-career achievement) awards. 

2018 Recipients: Outstanding Faculty Awards

Supriyo Bandyopadhyay

Virginia Commonwealth University

Frederic Bemak 
George Mason University

Deborah Bronk
William & Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Helen Crompton*
Old Dominion University

Steven Emmanuel 
Virginia Wesleyan University

Mark Gabriele 
James Madison University

Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman
The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Jennifer M. Martin
Thomas Nelson Community College

Thomas Moran
James Madison University

Carol Parish
University of Richmond

Patricia Parker
Germanna Community College

Jaime Settle* 
William & Mary

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