The Jefferson Scholars Foundation has announced the winners of its 2022 faculty awards. Eight U.Va. faculty members were selected by their peers for their exceptional teaching and received awards totaling $40,000.
Award for Excellence in Teaching
Six of this year’s winners received the Foundation’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which recognizes faculty members “who have endeavored selflessly to instill in their students the virtues of scholarship and love of learning.”. The winners were:
- Gabrielle Adams, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
- Larry Bouchard, College of Arts & Sciences (Religious Studies)
- Stefano Grazioli, McIntire School of Commerce
- Fern Hauck, School of Medicine (Family Medicine)
- Julie Huffmyer, School of Medicine (Anesthesiology)
- Tyler Jo Smith, College of Arts & Sciences (Art)
Hartfield Excellence in Teaching Award
Two faculty members in the School of Engineering and Applied Science received the Hartfield Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes engineering faculty “who exemplify the highest standards and practices of learning.” The winners were:
- Shannon Barker, School of Engineering and Applied Science (Biomedical Engineering)
- George Prpich, School of Engineering and Applied Science (Chemical Engineering)
Recipients of both awards are nominated by their department chairs and ultimately selected by a faculty panel of former award winners. Since establishing the awards over a decade ago, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation has awarded more than $550,000 to approximately 70 U.Va. faculty members from across the University.