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. 5, 2021.

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.

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

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

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

1999 - 2000

 

Senior: Roy T. Wortman, Professor of History

 

Junior: Carolin Hahnemann, Assistant Professor of Classics

 

2000 - 2001

 

Senior: Reed S. Browning, Professor of History

 

Junior: Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Associate Professor of English

 

2001 - 2002

 

Senior: Linda M. Smolak, Professor of Psychology

 

Junior: Christopher M. Gillen, Assistant Professor of Biology

 

2002 - 2003

 

Senior: Michael P. Levine, Professor of Psychology

 

Junior: Judy A. Holdener, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

 

2003 - 2004

 

Senior: Peter Rutkoff, Professor of American Studies

 

Junior: Jonathan Tazewell, Associate Professor of Drama

 

2004 - 2005

 

Senior: Carol Schumacher, Professor of Mathematics

 

Junior: Natalia Olshanskaya, Associate Professor of Russian

 

2005 - 2006

 

Senior: Theodore O. Mason, Professor of English

 

Junior: Wade H. Powell, Assistant Professor of Biology

 

2006 - 2007

 

Senior: Thomas S. Turgeon, Professor of Drama

 

Junior: Adam C. Serfass, Assistant Professor of Classics

 

2007 - 2008

 

Senior: David Suggs, Professor of Anthropology

 

Junior: Glenn McNair, Assistant Professor of History

 

2008 - 2009

 

Senior: Perry Lentz, Charles P. McIlvaine Professor of English

 

Junior: Robert Mauck, Associate Professor of Biology

 

2009 - 2010

 

Senior: Sarah Murnen, Professor of Psychology

 

Junior: Sarah Heidt, Assistant Professor of English

 

2010 - 2011

 

Senior: Pamela Camerra -Rowe, Associate Professor of Political Science

 

Junior: Ivonne Garcia, Assistant Professor of English

 

2011 - 2012

 

Senior: Jianhua Bai, Professor of Chinese

 

Junior: Jaret Treber, Associate Professor of Economics

 

2012 - 2013

 

Senior: Pamela Jensen, Professor of Political Science

 

Junior: John Hofferberth, Associate Professor of Chemistry

 

2013 - 2014

 

Senior: Katherine Elkins, Associate Professor of

Comparative Literature and Humanities

 

Junior: Zoë Kontes, Associate Professor of Classics

 

2014 - 2015

 

Senior: Jay Corrigan, Professor of Economics

 

Junior: Irene López, Associate Professor of Psychology

 

2015 - 2016

 

Senior: Paula Turner, Professor of Physics

 

Junior: Pashmina Murthy, Assistant Professor of English

 

2016 - 2017

 

Senior: Clara Román-Odio, Professor of Spanish

 

Junior: Jacqueline McAllister, Assistant Professor of Political Science