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 2022-23 awards by Friday, Nov. 4, 2022.

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.

2021 - 2022 Trustee Teaching Award

Senior Award: Julie Brodie, Professor of Dance
Junior Award: Qussay Al-Attabi, Assistant Professor of Arabic

2020 - 2021 Trustee Teaching Award

Senior Award: Steve Van Holde, Professor of Political Science and International Studies
Junior Award: Erin Leatherman, Assistant Professor of Statistics

2019 - 2020 Trustee Teaching Award

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

2019

 

Senior: Bob Milnikel (Mathematics)

Junior: Austin Porter (Art History, American Studies)

 

2018

 

Senior: Karen Hicks (Biology)

Junior: James McGavran (Russian)

 

2017

 

Senior: Clara Román-Odio (Spanish)

Junior: Jacqueline McAllister (Political Science)

 

2016

 

Senior: Paula Turner (Physics)

Junior: Pashmina Murthy (English)

 

2015

 

Senior: Jay Corrigan (Economics)

Junior: Irene López (Psychology)

 

2014

 

Senior: Katherine Elkins (Humanities)

Junior: Zoë Kontes (Classic)

 

2013

 

Senior: Pamela Jensen (Political Science)

Junior: John Hofferberth (Chemistry)

 

2012

 

Senior: Jianhua Bai (Chinese)

Junior: Jaret Treber (Economics)

 

2011

 

Senior: Pamela Camerra -Rowe (Political Science)

Junior: Ivonne Garcia (English)

 

2010

 

Senior: Sarah Murnen (Psychology)

Junior: Sarah Heidt (English)

 

2009

 

Senior: Perry Lentz (English)

Junior: Robert Mauck (Biology)

 

2008

Senior: David Suggs (Anthropology)

Junior: Glenn McNair (History)

 

2007

 

Senior: Thomas S. Turgeon (Drama)

Junior: Adam C. Serfass (Classics)

 

2006

 

Senior: Theodore O. Mason (English)

Junior: Wade H. Powell (Biology)

 

2005

 

Senior: Carol Schumacher (Mathematics)

Junior: Natalia Olshanskaya (Russian)

 

2004

 

Senior: Peter Rutkoff (American Studies)

Junior: Jonathan Tazewell (Drama)

 

2003

 

Senior: Michael P. Levine (Psychology)

Junior: Judy A. Holdener (Mathematics)

 

2002

 

Senior: Linda M. Smolak (Psychology)

Junior: Christopher M. Gillen (Biology)

 

2001

 

Senior: Reed S. Browning (History)

Junior: Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky (English)

 

2000

 

Senior: Roy T. Wortman (History)

Junior: Carolin Hahnemann (Classics)

 

1999

 

Junior: Scott Cummings (Chemistry)

Senior: Fred Baumann (Political Science)

 

1998

 

Junior: Michael Brint (IPHS)

Senior: Pamela Jensen (Political Science)

 

1997

 

Junior: Rosemary Marusak (Chemistry)

Senior: William McCulloh (Classics)

 

1996

 

Junior: Brad Hartlaub (Mathematics)

Senior: Don Rogan (Religious Studies)

 

1995

 

Junior: Harry Itagaki (Biology)

Senior: Margaret Patton (Dance)

 

1994

 

Junior: Juan DePascuale (Philosophy)

Senior: Royal Rhodes (Religious Studies)

 

1993

 

Junior: Timothy Shutt (IPHS)

Senior: Linda Metzler (Spanish)

 

1992

 

Junior: Benjamin Locke (Music)

Senior: Perry Lentz (English)

 

1991

 

Junior: David Harrington (Economics)

Senior: Owen York (Chemistry)

 

1990

 

Junior: Ellen Furlough (History)

Senior: Harry Clor (Political Science)

 

1989

 

Junior: Kimberly McMullen (English)

Senior: Dorothy Jegla (Biology)