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Faculty Awards Honor Exemplary Work in Undergraduate Teaching and Advising

Nina Welding • DATE: May 7, 2015

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Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and three have been honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
The awards are presented by the Office of the Provost, but recipients are selected through a process that includes peer and student nominations.

The Dockweiler Award winners for the 2014-2015 academic year are:
    •    Denise Della Rossa, German and Russian languages and literatures
    •    Tracy L. Kijewski-Correa, civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences
    •    Philippe Collon, physics

The 20 winners of Joyce teaching excellence awards represent faculty who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching. Faculty committees in each of seven disciplinary areas review the peer and student nominations.
The Joyce Award recipients for the 2014-2015 academic year are:
    •    Timothy J. Gilbride, marketing
    •    James O’Brien, accountancy
    •    Bill McDonald, finance
    •    Michael M. Seelinger, aerospace and mechanical engineering
    •    Gregory Snider, electrical engineering
    •    Meng Wang, aerospace and mechanical engineering
    •    Brandon Ashfeld, chemistry and biochemistry
    •    S. Alex Kandel, chemistry and biochemistry
    •    A. Graham Lappin, chemistry and biochemistry
    •    Jeffrey Diller, mathematics
    •    David Hyde, biological sciences
    •    Dennis Doordan, architecture
    •    Maria McKenna, Institute for Educational Initiatives/Africana studies
    •    David Fagerberg, theology
    •    Karen Richman, Institute for Latino Studies/Romance languages and literatures
    •    Susan Harris, English
    •    Sandra Teixeira, Romance languages and literatures
    •    Eric Sims, economics
    •    Jessica Collett, sociology
    •    Gerald Haeffel, psychology
The undergraduate teaching award is supported by a gift from the late Father Joyce’s classmates in the Class of 1937. This is the ninth year that advisers and student mentors are being honored through an award supported by the Julia Stearns Dockweiler Charitable Foundation.

— Michael O. Garvey, Office of Media Relations

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