Winthrop University: Academic Affairs - Faculty Awards

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Faculty Awards

 Winthrop University recognizes the following outstanding accomplisments of our faculty. Click on the headings below to read about the award and the names of faculty award recipients. 

 

    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. 

    • 2020 Brad Witzel
    • 2019 Cara Peters
    • 2018 Janice Chism
    • 2017 John Bird
    • 2016 Scott Huffmon
    • 2015 Josephine Koster
    • 2014 Laura Dufresne
    • 2013 Marilyn Smith
    • 2012 Susan Green
    • 2011 Karen Kedrowski
    • 2010 Doug Eckberg
    • 2009 Stephen Smith
    • 2008 Lorraine Gorrell
    • 2007 Jane Smith
    • 2006 Angela Letourneau
    • 2005 Melford Wilson
    • 2004 Michael Williams
    • 2003 Betty Lou Land
    • 2002 William Rogers
    • 2001 Gary Stone
    • 2000 Donald Friedman
    • 1999 Darrell Parker
    • 1998 Alfred Ward
    • 1997 Gordon N. Ross
    • 1996 Jack W. Weaver
    • 1994 Earl J. Wilcox
    • 1993 Elda Franklin
    • 1992 Gerald Perselay
    • 1991 Jason H. Silverman
    • 1990 Keith Bildstein
    • 1989 Joseph Prus
    • 1988 Rosemary E. Althouse
    • 1987 Robert S. Kline
    • 1986 James F. Crook
    • 1985 Dorothy M. Medlin
    • 1984 Anthony Lerro
    • 1983 James A. Casada
    • 1981 Michael L. Kennedy
    • 1979 Edmund D. Lewandowski
    • 1978 Earnest R. Archer
    • 1977 Ross A. Webb
    • 1976 Patricia R. McClendon
    • 1975 Roy T. Will
    • 1974 Lawrence D. Joiner
    • 1973 John A. Freeman
    • 1972 Mary T Littlejohn
    • 1971 Helen A. Loftis
    • 1970 William G. Murdy
    • 1969 Robert P. Lane
    • 1968 Rondeau G. Laffitte Jr.
    • 1967 John Shepard Eells Jr.
    • 1966 Dorothy Gardner Jones
    • 1965 Mary Elizabeth Massey
    • 1964 Alice Louisa Love
    • 1963 Nolan P. Jacobson
    • 1962 Hampton M. Jarrell
    • 1961 Harold B. Gilbreth

    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.

    • 2020 Crystal Glover
    • 2019 Stephanie Lawson
    • 2018 Zachary Abernathy and Andrew Besmer
    • 2017 Adam Glover
    • 2016 Kristen Abernathy
    • 2015 Marguerite Doman
    • 2014 Nick Grossoehme
    • 2013 Joe Rusinko
    • 2012 Mark Lewis
    • 2011 Laura Ullrich
    • 2010 Courtney Starrett
    • 2009 Adolphus Belk Jr.
    • 2008 Gerry Derksen
    • 2007 Jennifer Disney
    • 2006 Barbara Blackburn
    • 2005 Ronald Parks
    • 2004 Scott Huffmon
    • 2003 Kelly Hewett
    • 2002 Keith Benson
    • 2001 Sandra Wilson
    • 2000 Alice Burmeister
    • 1999 Karen Kedrowski
    • 1998 Janice B. Chism
    • 1997 Thomas W. Polaski
    • 1996 Susan J. Marks
    • 1995 Jonathan I. Marx and Jeannie Woods
    • 1994 Julian Smith III
    • 1993 Lynn Willoughby
    • 1992 Martin A. Knoll
    • 1991 Margaret Johnson
    • 1990 Phil Moody
    • 1989 Elnora Stuart
    • 1988 Sherrie L. W. Rhine
    • 1987 Larry L. Hatcher
    • 1986 Susan J. Smith
    • 1985 Jason H. Silverman
    • 1984 Benjamin M. Hawkins
    • 1983 William F. Naufftus
    • 1982 Kent E. Foster
    • 1981 Keith L. Bildstein

    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. 

    • 2019 Alice McLaine and Chris Van Aller
    • 2018 Melissa Carsten
    • 2017 Cheryl Fortner-Wood
    • 2016 Michael Matthews
    • 2015 Adolphus Belk
    • 2014 Laura Ullrich
    • 2013 Aaron Hartel
    • 2012 Irene Boland
    • 2011 Merry Sleigh
    • 2010 Janet Gray
    • 2009 Cara Peters
    • 2008 Jane Thomas
    • 2007 Michael Lipscomb
    • 2006 Shaun Cassidy
    • 2005 John Bird
    • 2004 Janice Chism
    • 2003 Michael Kennedy
    • 2002 Gloria Jones
    • 2001 Jonathan I. Marx
    • 2000 Robert Breakfield
    • 1999 Marsha Bollinger
    • 1998 Charles Alvis
    • 1997 Ralph Gustafson
    • 1996 Phil J. Moody
    • 1995 William Naufftus
    • 1994 Phil Thompson
    • 1993 Rondeau G. Laffitte
    • 1992 Gary L. Stone
    • 1991 Betty Lou Land
    • 1990 David Rankin
    • 1989 William Murdy
    • 1988 Susan L. Roberts
    • 1987 Jerry Lee Helton
    • 1986 Edward P. Guettler
    • 1985 Houston A. Craighead Jr.
    • 1984 Roger R. Baumgarter

    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."

    • 2016-2017 Barbara Burgess-Wilkerson
    • 2015-2016 Shawnna Helf
    • 2014-2015 Tomoko Deguchi
    • 2013-2014 Trent Kull
    • 2012-2013 J. David Stokes
    • 2011-2012 Padmini Patwardhan
    • 2010-2011 David Bradbard and Bobbie Fuller
    • 2009-2010 John Bird
    • 2008-2009 Carol Marchel
    • 2007-2008 Pedro Muñoz
    • 2006-2007 Phil Moody

    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.

    • 2020 Adriana Cordis
    • 2019 Laura Gardner
    • 2018 Lisa Harris
    • 2017 Siobhan Brownson
    • 2016 Melissa Carsten
    • 2015 Jennifer Jordan
    • 2014 Sue Lyman
    • 2013 Jane Thomas
    • 2012 Josephine Koster
    • 2011 Shaun Cassidy
    • 2010 Cara Peters
    • 2009 Brad Witzel
    • 2008 Janice Chism

    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.

    • 2019 Sherell Fuller
    • 2018 Karen Stock
    • 2017 Nick Grossoehme
    • 2016 Edward Lee
    • 2015 Bradley Tripp
    • 2014 Geoffrey Morrow
    • 2013 Kristi Schoepfer
    • 2012 David Vawter
    • 2011 Marilyn Sarow
    • 2010 Annie-Laurie Wheat
    • 2009 Tim Daugherty
    • 2008 Jennifer Disney
    • 2007 Danella Kasparek
    • 2006 Kelly James
    • 2005 Kathy Lyon
    • 2004 Shelley Hamill
    • 2002 Antigo Martin-Delaney
    • 2001 Jeff Sinn
    • 2000 Alice R. Burmeister
    • 1999 Gloria Jones
    • 1998 Jennifer Solomon
    • 1997 Gary Stone
    • 1996 Joseph Prus
    • 1995 Joyce Veale
    • 1994 Sonja Francis
    • 1993 W. Martin Hope
    • 1992 Roger R. Baumgarte
    • 1991 James W. Johnston
    • 1990 Edward P. Guettler

Last Updated: 10/14/20