William & Mary

2012 Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence

In 2011, the Dean's Office launched the Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence to 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 April 2012 meeting of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, three faculty members were honored:

Professor Allison

Carey K. Bagdassarian
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Professor Weizhen Mao

Weizhen Mao
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Professor Adam Potkay

Adam Potkay
Professor of English and
William R. Kenan Professor of Humanities

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.