The Thomas Church Brownell Prize for Teaching Excellence

Calling on Trinity alumni to honor the professors who made an impact on their lives

Bishop Brownell

Did you have a teacher who changed the way you think? Influenced your career choices? Helped you to wake up intellectually? 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 Honors Day. 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 Sylvia DeMore via email ( or postal mail (Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Williams Memorial 118, Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106). The nomination deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020.

Associate professors, full professors, senior lecturers, and principal lecturers who have been at the college for at least three years, will not retire prior to June 30, 2020, and have not previously received the Brownell Prize are eligible. A complete list of eligible faculty, as well as a roster of previous winners, appears below.

The Brownell Prize was made possible by a gift from the late Paul H. Briger ’61, P’87. Robert Stewart (mathematics) was the first recipient, and Adrienne Fulco (legal and policy studies) was the 2019 honoree.

If you have questions about the Brownell Prize, please direct them to Sylvia DeMore, special assistant to the dean of the faculty, at

Lewis Acquarulo
Rasha Ahmed
John Alcorn
Zayde Antrim
Carol Any
Michal Ayalon
Paul Assaiante
Davarian Baldwin
Wendy C. Bartlett
Janet Bauer
Jeffrey Bayliss
Barbara Benedict
Katherine Bergren
Ciaran Berry
Harry Blaise
Jennifer Bowman
David Branning
Cheyenne S. Brindle
Joseph Byrne
Jean Cadogan
Elizabeth Casserly
Stefanie Chambers
Xiangming Chen
Lin Cheng
William Church
Carol Clark
Sean Cocco
Robert Corber
James Cosgrove
Kathleen A. Curran
Dario Del Puppo
Pablo Delano
Jeffrey Devanney
Jack Dougherty
Alison Draper
Kent Dunlap
Jonathan Elukin
Dario Euraque
Diana Evans
Johannes Evelein
Shane Ewegen
Glenn Falk
Lesley Farlow
Lucy Ferriss
Luis Figueroa
Edward Fitzgerald
Michael C. FitzGerald
Robert Fleming
Andrew Flibbert
Lisa-Anne Foster
Scott Gac
Eric Galm
Christoph Geiss
Kaityln Gingras
Francisco Goldman
Alden Gordon
Jonathan Gourley
Matthew Greason
Cheryl Greenberg
Adam Grossberg
Hebe Guardiola-Diaz
Gerald Gunderson
Christopher Hager
Kifah Hanna
Thomas Harrington
Christopher Hoag
Laura Holt
Karen Humphreys
Shafqat Hussain
Tamsin Jones
Isaac Kamola
Barbara Karger
Jean-Marc Kehrès
Kathleen Kete
Ronald Kiener
Sara Kippur
Robert Kirschbaum
Michelle Kovarik
Katherine Lahti
Serena Laws
Randolph Lee
Michael Lestz
Dan Lloyd
Donna-Dale Marcano
Seth Markle
Susan Masino
David Mauro
Kevin McMahon
Priscilla Meléndez
Mark Melnitsky
John Mertens
Anthony Messina
Takunari Miyazaki
Janet Morrison
Garth Myers
Jane Nadel-Klein
Taikang Ning
Beth Notar
Michael O’Donnell
Tennyson O’Donnell
Joseph Palladino
Giuliana Palma
Irene Papoulis
Anne Parmenter
Maria Parr
Mitchell Polin
Katharine Power
Vijay Prashad
Michael Preston
Richard Prigodich
Miguel Ramirez
Sarah Raskin
Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre
Gary Reger
David Reuman
Martha Risser
Dan Román
David Rosen
Clare Rossini
Paula Russo
Todd Ryan
Meredith E. Safran
Mary Sandoval
Arthur Schneider
Yipeng Shen
Mark Silk
Mark Silverman
Gregory Smith
Madalene Spezialetti
Mark Stater
Edward Stringham
George Suitor
Charles Swart
Kari L. Theurer
Kristin Triff
James Trostle
Stephen Valocchi
Erik Vogt
Maurice Wade
Barbara Walden
Grace Wang
Chloe Wheatley
Thomas M. Wickman
Denver Williams
Johnny Williams
Abigail Fisher Williamson
Gail Woldu
Nancy J. Wyshinski
Hilary Wyss
Peter Yoon
Prakash Younger


Robert Stewart (mathematics)
Diane Zannoni (economics)
Drew Hyland (philosophy)
Milla Riggio (English)
Dina Anselmi (psychology)
Craig Schneider (biology)
Dirk Kuyk (English)
Henry DePhillips Jr. ’64 (chemistry)
Jack Chatfield (history)
Sheila Fisher (English)
Ralph Morelli (computer science)
Tim Curran (chemistry)
Frank Kirkpatrick ’64 (religion)
Ellison Findly (religion)
Sam Kassow ’66 (history)
Gerald Moshell (music)
Daniel Blackburn (biology)
John Platoff (music)
Sarah Bilston (English)
Diana Paulin (English, American studies)
Adrienne Fulco (public policy and law)