Established in 1999 - 2000 by the College's Board of Trustees, the annual awards recognize and reward two members of the Kenyon faculty for exemplary teaching informed by creative scholarship.

The Senior Award is awarded to a tenured level faculty member who has been teaching at Kenyon for at least ten years. The Junior Award is for either a tenured or tenure track faculty member who is in his or her first ten years at Kenyon. The awards, which carry $5,000 stipends, are intended to promote excellence by providing increased visibility for the College's most talented teacher-scholars.

Make a nomination for the awards by Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.

Nominations are made in the fall using the online nomination form and are submitted directly to the Office of the Provost. Winners will be announced at the Honors Day ceremony in the spring. All faculty members and students are encouraged to submit nominations for the awards. Letters of nomination, which will be reviewed by the president, provost, and associate provosts, need not be lengthy. They should, however, provide relevant detail in the form of anecdotes, data, examples, and testimony about the qualifications and strengths of a nominee. The reviewers will look for evidence of the capacity of a nominee's teaching to make a difference in students' lives.

The president, provost, and associate provosts will choose three finalists from each of the senior and junior faculty pools and forward their recommendations to the Curriculum and Faculty Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees will make its final choice in February.

2019 - 2020 Trustee Teaching Award

Senior Award: H. Abbie Erler, Associate Professor of Political Science
Junior Award: Patrick Bottiger, Associate Professor of History

2018 - 2019 Trustee Teaching Award

Senior Award: Bob Milnikel, Professor of Mathematics
Junior Award: Austin Porter, Assistant Professor of Art History & American Studies

2017 - 2018 Trustee Teaching Award

Senior Award: Karen Hicks, Associate Professor of Biology
Junior Award: James McGavran, Assistant Professor of Russian

2016 - 2017 Trustee Teaching Award

Senior Award: Clara Román-Odio, Professor of Spanish
Junior Award: Jacqueline McAllister, Assistant Professor of Political Science

2015 - 2016 Trustee Teaching Award

Senior Award: Paula Turner, Professor of Physics
Junior Award: Pashmina Murthy, Assistant Professor of English

2014 - 2015 Trustee Teaching Award

Senior Award: Jay Corrigan, Professor of Economics
Junior Award: Irene López, Associate Professor of Psychology

2013 - 2014 Trustee Teaching Award

Senior Award: Katherine Elkins, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities
Junior Award: Zoë Kontes, Associate Professor of Classics

2012 - 2013 Trustee Teaching Award

Senior Award: Pamela Jensen, Professor of Political Science
Junior Award: John Hofferberth, Associate Professor of Chemistry

2011 - 2012 Trustee Teaching Award Winners

Senior Award: Jianhua Bai, Professor of Chinese
Junior Award: Jaret Treber, Associate Professor of Economics

2010 - 2011 Trustee Teaching Award Winners

Senior Award: Pamela Camerra -Rowe, Associate Professor of Political Science>
Junior Award: Ivonne Garcia, Assistant Professor of English

2009 - 2010 Trustee Teaching Award Winners

Senior Award: Sarah Murnen, Professor of Psychology
Junior Award: Sarah Heidt, Assistant Professor of English

2008 - 2009 Trustee Teaching Award Winners

Senior Award: Perry Lentz, Charles P. McIlvaine Professor of English
Junior Award: Robert Mauck, Associate Professor of Biology

2007 - 2008 Trustee Teaching Award Winners

Senior Award: David Suggs, Professor of Anthropology
Junior Award: Glenn McNair, Assistant Professor of History

2006 - 2007 Trustee Teaching Award Winners

Senior Award: Thomas S. Turgeon, Professor of Drama
Junior Award: Adam C. Serfass, Assistant Professor of Classics

2005 - 2006 Trustee Teaching Award Winners

Senior Award: Theodore O. Mason, Professor of English
Junior Award: Wade H. Powell, Assistant Professor of Biology

2004 - 2005 Trustee Teaching Award Winners

Senior Award: Carol Schumacher, Professor of Mathematics
Junior Award: Natalia Olshanskaya, Associate Professor of Russian

2003 - 2004 Trustee Teaching Award Winners

Senior Award: Peter Rutkoff, Professor of American Studies
Junior Award: Jonathan Tazewell, Associate Professor of Drama

2002 - 2003 Trustee Teaching Award Winners

Senior Award: Michael P. Levine, Professor of Psychology
Junior Award: Judy A. Holdener, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

2001 - 2002 Trustee Teaching Award Winners

Senior Award: Linda M. Smolak, Professor of Psychology
Junior Award: Christopher M. Gillen, Assistant Professor of Biology

2000 - 2001 Trustee Teaching Award Winners

Senior Award: Reed S. Browning, Professor of History
Junior Award: Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Associate Professor of English

1999 - 2000 Trustee Teaching Award Winners

Senior Award: Roy T. Wortman, Professor of History
Junior Award: Carolin Hahnemann, Assistant Professor of Classics

1989

Junior: Kimberly McMullen

Senior: Dorothy Jegla

1990

Junior: Ellen Furlough

Senior: Harry Clor

1991

Junior: David Harrington

Senior: Owen York

1992

Junior: Benjamin Locke

Senior: Perry Lentz

1993

Junior: Timothy Shutt

Senior: Linda Metzler

1994

Junior: Juan DePascuale

Senior: Royal Rhodes

1995

Junior: Harry Itagaki

Senior: Margaret Patton

1996

Junior: Brad Hartlaub

Senior: Don Rogan

1997

Junior: Rosemary Marusak

Senior: William McCulloh

1998

Junior: Michael Brint

Senior: Pamela Jensen

1999

Junior: Scott Cummings

Senior: Fred Baumann