Did you have a teacher who changed the way you think? Influenced your career choices? Helped you to wake up intellectually? Or in any other way altered your life? If so, you have a wonderful chance to pay tribute to that teacher. The Thomas Church Brownell Prize for Teaching Excellence, which recognizes consistently outstanding teaching by a senior faculty member, is awarded annually at Commencement. All alumni are invited to submit nominations explaining in 200 to 300 words why they believe a favorite professor deserves this prestigious award. Nominations should be sent to Nan Horton via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or postal mail (Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Williams Memorial 118 at the College). The nomination deadline is Friday, November 4, 2016.
Associate professors, full professors, senior lecturers, and principal lecturers who have been at the College for at least three years, will not retire or begin phased retirement prior to June 30, 2017, and have not previously received the Brownell Prize are eligible. A complete list of eligible faculty appears at right.
The Brownell Prize Selection Committee hopes many graduates will nominate someone whose teaching made a critical contribution to their education.
The Brownell Prize was created through an endowment gift from an anonymous alumnus in 1986. Robert Stewart (mathematics) was the first recipient, followed in order by Diane Zannoni (economics), Drew Hyland (philosophy), Milla Riggio (English), Dina Anselmi (psychology), Craig Schneider (biology), Dirk Kuyk (English), Henry DePhillips (chemistry), Jack Chatfield (history), Sheila Fisher (English), Ralph Morelli (computer science), Tim Curran (chemistry), Frank Kirkpatrick (religion), Ellison Findly (religion), Sam Kassow (history), Gerald Moshell (music), Daniel Blackburn (biology), and John Platoff (music).
If you have questions about the Brownell Prize, please direct them to Sylvia DeMore, special assistant to the dean of the faculty, at email@example.com.
FACULTY ELIGIBLE FOR THE 2017 BROWNELL PRIZE
Wendy C. Bartlett
Kathleen A. Curran
Dario Del Puppo
Michael C. FitzGerald
Nancy J. Wyshinski