Professor Phil Kearns is to receive a 2011 Thomas A. Graves, Jr. Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching. Recipients are chosen based on their strong commitment to the education of students and service to the College. Phil becomes the first faculty member in Computer Science to receive this distinction.
The Graves Award is given annually in recognition of sustained excellence in teaching to honor Thomas A. Graves, Jr., who retired in 1985 after nearly fourteen years as president of the College of William & Mary. The award was established by a group of his friends. The recipient of the award is chosen by the president of the College from nominations submitted by each of the academic deans.
Find the full story on commencement awards for 2011, including Professor Kearns' award, here.