The Highest Honor the Winthrop Community Can Bestow upon a Faculty Member Is the Title Distinguished Professor of the Year. The Selection Indicates Exceptional Skill in Teaching, Significant Research or Creative Effort, High Standing among Professional Colleagues, and General Service to the University. This honor is accompanied by a cash award from the Winthrop Foundation.
1961 Harold B. Gilbreth1962 Hampton M. Jarrell1963 Nolan P. Jacobson1964 Alice Louisa Love1965 Mary Elizabeth Massey1966 Dorothy Gardner Jones1967 John Shepard Eells Jr.1968 Rondeau G. Laffitte Jr.1969 Robert P. Lane1970 William G. Murdy1971 Helen A. Loftis1972 Mary T Littlejohn1973 John A. Freeman1974 Lawrence D. Joiner1975 Roy T. Will1976 Patricia R. McClendon1977 Ross A. Webb1978 Earnest R. Archer1979 Edmund D. Lewandowski1981 Michael L. Kennedy1983 James A. Casada1984 Anthony Lerro1985 Dorothy M. Medlin1986 James F. Crook1987 Robert S. Kline1988 Rosemary E. Althouse1989 Joseph Prus1990 Keith Bildstein1991 Jason H. Silverman1992 Gerald Perselay1993 Elda Franklin1994 Earl J. Wilcox1996 Jack W. Weaver1997 Gordon N. Ross1998 Alfred Ward1999 Darrell Parker2000 Donald Friedman2001 Gary Stone2002 William Rogers2003 Betty Lou Land2004 Michael Williams2005 Melford Wilson2006 Angela Letourneau2007 Jane Smith2008 Lorraine Gorrell2009 Stephen Smith2010 Doug Eckberg2011 Karen Kedrowski2012 Susan Green2013 Marilyn Smith2014 Laura Dufresne2015 Josephine Koster
2016 Scott Huffmon
This award recognizes excellence among assistant professors. Selection indicates a reputation for inspired teaching, research or creative excellence, and dedication to the welfare of students. This honor is accompanied by a cash award from the Winthrop Foundation.
1981 Keith L. Bildstein1982 Kent E. Foster1983 William F. Naufftus1984 Benjamin M. Hawkins1985 Jason H. Silverman1986 Susan J. Smith1987 Larry L. Hatcher1988 Sherrie L. W. Rhine1989 Elnora Stuart1990 Phil Moody1991 Margaret Johnson1992 Martin A. Knoll1993 Lynn Willoughby1994 Julian Smith III1995 Jonathan I. Marx and Jeannie Woods1996 Susan J. Marx1997 Thomas W. Polaski1998 Janice B. Chism1999 Karen Kedrowski2000 Alice Burmeister2001 Sandra Wilson2002 Keith Benson2003 Kelly Hewett2004 Scott Huffmon2005 Ronald Parks2006 Barbara Blackburn2007 Jennifer Disney2008 Gerry Derksen2009 Adolphus Belk Jr.2010 Courtney Starrett2011 Laura Ullrich2012 Mark Lewis2013 Joe Rusinko2014 Nick Grossoehme2015 Marguerite Doman2016 Kristen Abernathy
The James Pinckney Kinard and Lee Wicker
Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching, established in honor of former
president James Pinckney Kinard and his wife, Lee Wicker Kinard, in 1984
by their family, is based on dedication to teaching, reputation on
campus for teaching, and reputation among students. This honor is
accompanied by a cash award from the Winthrop Foundation.
1984 Roger R. Baumgarte1985 Houston A. Craighead Jr.1986 Edward P. Guettler1987 Jerry Lee Helton1988 Susan L. Roberts1989 William Murdy1990 David Rankin1991 Betty Lou Land1992 Gary L. Stone1993 Rondeau G. Laffitte1994 Phil Thompson1995 William Naufftus1996 Phil J. Moody1997 Ralph Gustafson1998 Charles Alvis1999 Marsha Bollinger2000 Robert Breakfield2001 Jonathan I. Marx2002 Gloria Jones2003 Michael Kennedy2004 Janice Chism2005 John Bird2006 Shaun Cassidy2007 Michael Lipscomb2008 Jane Thomas2009 Cara Peters2010 Janet Gray2011 Merry Sleigh2012 Irene Boland2013 Aaron Hartel2014 Laura Ullrich2015 Adolphus Belk
The Robert and Norma Thompson Endowment was established during the university’s first capital campaign. The fund provides for reassigned time for two classes per year for a faculty member "to work on projects that strengthen the academic, intellectual, and co-curricular life of the university."
2006-2007 Phil Moody2007-2008 Pedro Muñoz2008-2009 Carol Marchel2009-2010 John Bird2010-2011 David Bradbard and Bobbie Fuller2011-2012 Padmini Patwardhan2012-2013 J. David Stokes2013-2014 Trent Kull2014-2015 Tomoko Deguchi2015-2016 Shawnna Helf
This award, established in 2008, recognizes outstanding teaching at the graduate level and significant contributions to graduate education at Winthrop. This honor is accompanied by a cash award from the Winthrop Foundation.
2008 Janice Chism2009 Brad Witzel2010 Cara Peters2011 Shaun Cassidy2012 Josephine Koster2013 Jane Thomas2014 Sue Lyman2015 Jennifer Jordan2016 Melissa Carsten
Presented by the Division of Student Life at the Faculty, Staff, and Retirees Awards Ceremony in the spring in recognition of a faculty member that has significantly contributed to the quality of Student Life and the Winthrop University community of learners.
1990 Edward P. Guettler1991 James W. Johnston1992 Roger R. Baumgarte1993 W. Martin Hope1994 Sonja Francis1995 Joyce Veale1996 Joseph Prus1997 Gary Stone1998 Jennifer Solomon1999 Gloria Jones2000 Alice R. Burmeister2001 Jeff Sinn2002 Antigo Martin-Delaney2004 Shelley Hamill2005 Kathy Lyon2006 Kelly James2007 Danella Kasparek2008 Jennifer Disney2009 Tim Daugherty2010 Annie-Laurie Wheat2011 Marilyn Sarow2012 David Vawter2013 Kristi Schoepfer2014 Geoffrey Morrow2015 Bradley Tripp