On October 24, 2018, Dr. Alice P. Wright was announced as the winner of the William C. Strickland Outstanding Junior Faculty of the Year Award for the College of Arts & Sciences. She joins other members of the Department who have previously won this award (Dr. Larry R. Kimball, Dr. Gwendolyn M. Robbins Schug, and Dr. Timothy J. Smith).
The William C. Strickland Outstanding Junior Faculty Award honors one assistant professor in The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) who has made significant contributions to the intellectual life of the University. The award is designed to assist untenured, tenure-track faculty in the development of his/her research programs or creative activity. It is awarded to a member of the faculty who has demonstrated, while at the University, the highest standards of excellence in research, scholarship and contributions to his/her academic field. Outstanding untenured faculty who have completed at least two full academic years in the tenure-track rank in CAS are eligible.
Dr. William C. Strickland, for whom the award is named, was Dean of the College from 1968 to 1984 and a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion.
Dr. Timothy J. Smith was named the winner of the Jimmy Smith Outstanding Service Award. In 2003, CAS established the Jimmy Smith Outstanding Service Award in recognition of the numerous contributions of Dr. Jimmy Smith, a professor in the Department of Mathematics from 1968 to 2000. The award honors the faculty member who has demonstrated meaningful and significant service to the College, the University and/or the faculty member's profession. Full-time faculty (including emeriti) with at least five full academic years of employment in CAS are eligible.
The Department thanks all those who nominated our faculty members. Your nominations matter!