William & Mary

2018 Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence

Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence honor faculty members in Arts & Sciences who devote special efforts to teaching and inspiring their students through lectures, seminars, laboratories, independent studies, and mentoring. Each award carries a cash amount applied as either a one-time salary stipend or as research support for the following year. At the May 2018 meeting of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, three faculty members were honored:

Brian Castleberry
Brian Castleberry
Senior Lecturer
of English
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Stephen Sheehi
Stephen Sheehi
Sultan Qaboos Professor
of Middle East Studies and
Arabic Studies

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John Swaddle
John Swaddle
Professor of Biology

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Nominations for the award come initially from the Student Assembly's Undergraduate Council and the A&S Graduate Student Association. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of teaching quality, innovation, and demonstrated commitment to student learning. Awardees are chosen in order to balance academic rank, disciplinary area, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and tenure and non-tenure eligible status, including adjuncts.