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College of Arts and Science celebrates teaching and advising excellence

Dec. 11, 2017, 4:13 PM

L-r: The College of Arts and Science's Kirsten Mendoza, Mark Jarman, Tiffany Tung, Lauren Benton, Keivan Stassun, Jonathan Hiskey, Hortense Spillers, Danielle Picard, Andre Christie-Mizell and Suzanne Globetti. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt)
L-r: The College of Arts and Science’s Kirsten Mendoza, Mark Jarman, Tiffany Tung, Lauren Benton, Keivan Stassun, Jonathan Hiskey, Hortense Spillers, Danielle Picard, Andre Christie-Mizell and Suzanne Globetti. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt)

The College of Arts and Science recognized a select group of faculty and graduate students for outstanding teaching, mentoring and advising during its annual awards ceremony Dec. 5.

The awardees span the sciences, social sciences and humanities, and they include endowed professors and graduate students. Recipients were heralded for their ability to inspire students, as well as for their dedication in offering individual attention both inside and outside the classroom.

“I’ve always been impressed by how devoted the faculty of the College of Arts and Science are to teaching and mentoring. It is a pleasure to pause each year to recognize just a few of our superb teachers,” said Lauren Benton, dean of the College of Arts and Science and Nelson O. Tyrone Jr. Professor of History.

The 2017 winners are:

Undergraduate Awards

The Ernest A. Jones Faculty Adviser Award recognizing dedication to undergraduate advising
Courtney Muse, senior lecturer in medicine, health and society

The Harriet S. Gilliam Award for Excellence in Teaching
Suzanne Globetti, assistant professor of political science

The Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Mark Jarman, Centennial Professor of English
Jonathan Hiskey, associate professor of political science
Mark Ellingham, professor of mathematics

Graduate Awards

The Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English

The Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring
Tiffiny Tung, associate professor of anthropology

The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
Danielle Picard, Ph.D. candidate in modern European history and the history of science

The Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award
Kirsten Mendoza, Ph.D. candidate in English

Contact: Alexandra Valnoski
alexandra.valnoski@vanderbilt.edu