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Honored with the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Awards are, from left, Rob Palkovitz, William Lewis, Jack Puleo and Flora Poindexter

Faculty and graduate students recognized for excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship, and community engagement

Four members of the University of Delaware faculty have been recognized for outstanding work in teaching and two for excellence in advisement and mentoring. In addition, four doctoral students also have been honored for excellence in teaching.

The honors were announced at the May 13 Faculty Senate meeting. Selected by the Senate’s Committee on Student and Faculty Honors, the teaching and advising awards are based primarily on nominations from current and past students.

This year’s Excellence in Teaching Awards included associate professor in the School of Education, William Lewis, and professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Rob Palkovitz.

Excellence in Teaching awardees each receive $5,000, have their portraits hung in Morris Library for five years and have bricks inscribed with their names installed in Mentors’ Circle between Hullihen Hall and the Morris Library.

The Ph.D. students who were named recipients of the Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching Award each received $1,500. One of the honorees included Human Development and Family Studies doctoral student, Laura Cutler.

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Four members of the University of Delaware faculty have also been recognized for outstanding work through two new awards selected by the Faculty Senate’s Committee on Student and Faculty Honors.

The honors were announced at the May 13 Faculty Senate meeting.

The Mid-Career Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award, established last year, highlights UD’s commitment to excellence in research, scholarship and creative endeavors, and the Faculty Excellence in Scholarly Community Engagement Award, presented for the first time this year, is given to a faculty member who has displayed excellence in mutually beneficial, scholarly engaged teaching, research/creative activities and/or service.

This year’s Mid-Career Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award went to David Burris, associate professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering, and Elizabeth Farley-Ripple, associate professor in the School of Education and director of the Partnerhsip for Public Education. They each will receive $5,000, their photos will be displayed in Morris Library for five years, and their names will be inscribed on bricks in Mentors’ Circle.

Honored with the inaugural Faculty Excellence in Scholarly Community Engagement Award are, from left, Roberta Golinkoff and April Veness

The inaugural Faculty Excellence in Scholarly Community Engagement Awards were presented to Roberta Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair in the School of Education, and April Veness, associate professor of geography and of Latin American and Iberian studies. They each receive $5,000 to be shared with an identified community partner, their photos will displayed in Morris Library for five years, and their names will be inscribed on bricks in Mentors’ Circle. In addition, the winning partnerships also will represents UD in the competition for the regional W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Awards and the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which are among the most prestigious recognitions of exemplary engaged scholarship in the United States. They also will present brief lectures describing their work and its impact during an annual symposium.

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