Spring Faculty Award Recipients

The Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award

Ann P. Kaiser

Kaiser

Professor of Special Education, Professor of Psychology (Peabody College), Director of the Research Program on Communication, Cognitive and Emotional Development, Kennedy Center

The Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award is made to a full-time, regular faculty member without restriction as to age, rank or school, for distinguished accomplishment in furthering the aims of Vanderbilt University.

In defining the character of the award the original committee stated: "The purpose of the award should be to recognize, and thereby to encourage in others, that combination of talents and achievements which we identify as desirable in the University faculty member: creative scholarship, including accomplishment in the creative arts and artistic performance; stimulating and inspiring teaching which results in learning of a high order; and service to students, colleagues, the University at large, and society at large. The award should be made for the total contribution and not solely for notable accomplishment in any single or narrow aspect of University endeavor. Neither shall long service nor promise of future accomplishment be a prime factor in the selection."

The award was established in 1963 to honor retiring Chancellor Harvie Branscomb. It is endowed with funds contributed by members of the faculty. The winner receives a cash award of $2,500, an engraved silver tray, and official designation as Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor for one academic year.

Selection is made by the Chancellor, who receives nominations from the consultative committee of the Faculty Senate. Members of the Faculty Senate are asked to submit suggestions to the consultative committee.

 

Past Winners of The Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor Award

1964 Amos Christie (Pediatrics)

1965 Willard B. Jewell (Geology)

1966 Avery Leisersen (Political Science)

1967 Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (Economics)

1968 Charles R. Park (Physiology)

1969 James P. Hyatt (Divinity)

1970 Charles F. Delzell (History)

1971 Dewey Grantham, Jr. (History)

1972 Elliott V. Newman (Medicine)

1973 William H. Nicholls (Economics)

1974 Bjarni Jonsson (Mathematics)

1975 D. Stanley Tarbell (Chemistry)

1976 John W. Wade (Law)

1977 Walter Harrelson (Divinity)

1978 Sidney Colowick (Biochemistry)

1979 Grant W. Liddle (Medicine)

1980 Rendigs Fels (Political Science)

1981 Douglas E. Leach (History)

1982 Oscar Touster (Molecular Biology)

1983 Joseph H. Hamilton (Physics and Astronomy)

1984 Mildred T. Stahlman (Pediatrics)

1985 Hans H. Strupp (Psychology)

1986 William C. Havard, Jr. (Political Science)

1987 Alfred A. Baumeister (Psychology)

1988 Leon W. Cunningham (Biochemistry)

1989 Sallie McFague (Divinity)

1990 David T. Karzon (Pediatrics)

1991 Laurence Lerner (English)

1992 Carolyn M. Evertson (Education)

1993 Frank Chytil (Biochemistry)

1994 Frank Parker (Engineering)

1995 Melvin D. Joesten (Chemistry)

1996 Robert D. Collins (Medicine)

1997 Paul K. Conkin (History)

1998 John Oates (Medicine)

1999 Travis I. Thompson (Psychology)

2000 Lawrence J. Marnett (Biochemistry)

 

 

 


The 2001 Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Melanie Lowe

Lowe

Assistant Professor of Music Literature and History, Assistant Professor of American and Southern Studies

The Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching was established by the Board of Trust in 1964 and is supported by Living Endowment funds contributed by alumni.

Each recipient receives a cash prize of $2,500 and an engraved pewter julep cup. Names of winners of the Madison Sarratt Prize are mounted on a permanent plaque in the Sarratt Student Center.

Final selection is made by the Chancellor on the basis of nominations by graduating seniors of the undergraduate schools and colleges and with the advice of the designated honor societies. In addition, chairs of departments with top-ranking candidates are asked to summarize student evaluations of undergraduate courses taught by these candidates.

 

Past Winners of The Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

1965 Billy F. Bryant (Mathematics)

1966 Ewing P. Shahan (Economics & Business Administration)

1967 John J. Compton (Philosophy)

1968 Thomas B. Brumbaugh (Fine Arts)

1969 James V. Davis (Business Administration)

1970 David Tuleen (Chemistry)

1971 Hamilton Hazlehurst (Fine Arts)

1972 John Lachs (Philosophy)

1973 Robert G. Hunter (English)

1974 J. Scott Colley (English)

1975 Milan Mihal (Fine Arts)

1976 Lloyd Stow (Classical Studies)

1977 William O. Thweatt (Economics)

1978 Samuel A. Morley (Economics)

1979 Susan Ford Wiltshire (Classical Studies)

1980 Thomas G. Burish (Psychology)

1981 Rendigs Fels (Economics)

1982 Robert H. Birkby (Political Science)

1983 M. Fräncille Bergquist (Spanish)

1984 Beth E. Meyerowitz (Psychology)

1985 Lawrence Wilson Dowdy (Engineering)

1986 William W. Damon (Economics)

1987 Arthur A. Demarest (Anthropology)

1988 Francis M. Wells (Engineering)

1989 Alfred B. Bonds III (Engineering)

1990 Erwin C. Hargrove (Political Science)

1991 Vereen M. Bell (English)

1992 Robert L. Galloway, Jr. (Engineering)

1993 Jimmie L. Franklin (History)

1994 Marshall C. Eakin (History)

1995 Virginia M. Scott (French)

1996 Gerald J. Stubbs (Molecular Biology)

1997 Terrence E. Deal (Education)

1998 Larry J. Griffin (Sociology)

1999 Hugh Davis Graham (History)

2000 Malcolm Getz (Economics)

 

 

 


The Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching

Jeffrey D. Schall

Schall

Professor of Psychology (College of Arts and Science), Director of the Research Program on Sensory Sciences and Neural Plasticity, Kennedy Center

The Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching was endowed by the Ingalls Foundation of Birmingham, Ala., in 1965. Each recipient receives a cash prize of $2,500 and an engraved pewter julep cup. Final selection is made by the Chancellor on the basis of nominations by graduating seniors of the undergraduate schools and colleges and with the advice of the designated honor societies. In addition, chairs of departments with top-ranking candidates are asked to summarize student evaluations of undergraduate courses taught by these candidates.

 

Past Winners of The Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching

1966 David Nunnally (Biology)

1967 Walter Waverly Graham (Mathematics)

1968 Robert V. Dilts (Chemistry)

1969 James R. Wesson (Mathematics)

1970 G. Wayne Sullivan

(Engineering Mathematics)

1971 Riordan Roett (Political Science)

1972 Oakley S. Ray (Psychology)

1973 Lucille H. Aulsebrook

(Anatomy and Nursing)

1974 Sheldon Shih-Tsun Ma (Chinese)

1975 T. Aldrich Finegan (Economics)

1976 Richard J. Larsen (Mathematics)

1977 Barbara Fox Grimes (Nursing)

1978 Knowles A. Overholser (Engineering)

1979 Melvyn P. Leffler (History)

1980 John H. Venable (Molecular Biology)

1981 Merritt A. Williamson (Engineering)

1982 Elizabeth Kerr Hay (Nursing)

1983 Elizabeth Spencer Goldman

(Mathematics Education)

1984 M. Rajan Menon (Political Science)

1985 R. Chris Hassel, Jr. (English)

1986 Leonard Folgarait (Fine Arts)

1987 Kassian Kovalcheck (Communication Studies)

1988 Kathleen V. Hoover-Dempsey (Education)

1989 Michael Nelson (Political Science)

1990 Michael A. Rose (Blair School)

1991 Jean Bethke Elshtain (Political Science)

1992 Cecelia Tichi (English)

1993 Robert B. Innes (Psychology)

1994 George Becker (Sociology)

1995 Michael D. Bess (History)

1996 Sean P. O'Rourke (Communication Studies)

1997 Peter G. Hoadley (Engineering)

1998 Robert Drews (Classical Studies)

1999 Howard M. Sandler (Psychology)

2000 John M. Sloop (Communication Studies)

 

 

 


The Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor Award

John J. Siegfried

Siegfried

Professor of Economics

The Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor Award was created on the occasion of the retirement of Chancellor Heard in 1982. It is endowed with funds contributed by faculty, staff and others.

The title is conferred upon a full-time faculty member, regardless of rank or school, for distinctive contributions to the understanding of problems of contemporary society. The purpose of the award is to encourage, recognize and honor faculty members' contributions to the analysis and solution of contemporary social problems, broadly construed. Contributions may take the form of teaching, writing, basic or applied research, and consultative or other forms of service.

The recipient carries for one year the title Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor and receives a $2,500 cash award and an engraved silver tray.

Selection is made by the Chancellor, upon recommendation by the Provost, who shall request nominations from the faculty councils or executive committees of the various schools and the Faculty Senate. The executive committee of the Faculty Senate shall have the responsibility of reviewing the nominations and proposing nominees to the Provost.

 

Past Winners of The Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor Award

1983 David J. Wilson (Chemistry)

1984 David Rabin (Medicine)

1985 Erwin C. Hargrove (Political Science)

1986 Alfred Baumeister (Psychology)

1987 Walter Harrelson (Divinity)

1988 Frank L. Parker (Engineering)

1989 W. Anderson Spickard, Jr. (Medicine & Psychiatry)

1990 Frank A. Sloan (Economics)

1991 Liston O. Mills (Divinity)

1992 Richard A. Pride (Political Science)

1993 H. Carl Haywood (Psychology)

1994 Thomas A. Mahoney (Owen School)

1995 Karl B. Schnelle, Jr. (Engineering)

1996 Susan Ford Wiltshire (Classical Studies)

1997 Kenneth A. Dodge (Psychology)

1998 Paul K. Conkin (History)

1999 Jonathan I. Charney (Law)

 

 

 


The Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award

Douglas Fuchs

D. Fuchs

Professor of Special Education, Co-director of the Research Program on Learning Accommodations for Individuals with Special Needs, Kennedy Center

Lynn S. Fuchs

L. Fuchs

Professor of Special Education, Co-director of the Research Program on Learning Accommodations for Individuals with Special Needs, Kennedy Center

The Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award was created to honor Chancellor Wyatt upon his retirement in 2000. It is endowed with funds designated by the Board of Trust.

The award is intended to recognize accomplishments that span multiple academic disciplines. The title is conferred upon a full-time faculty member, regardless of rank or school, for the development of significant new knowledge from research or exemplary innovation in teaching.

The recipient carries for one year the title Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor and receives a $2,500 cash award and an engraved silver tray. Selection is made by the Chancellor from nominations by school Deans.

 

 

 


The Chairs of Teaching Excellence

 

Stubbs

Gerald J. Stubbs

Professor of Biological Sciences, Professor of Molecular Biology

Michael D. Bess

Bess

 

Associate Professor of History The Chairs of Teaching Excellence were established in April 1993 to recognize extraordinary accomplishments by teachers and to promote the further enhancement of teaching at Vanderbilt. Two chairs are awarded annually to faculty members actively involved in graduate or undergraduate classroom teaching.

Each recipient serves a three-year non-renewable term, participates inactivities designed to enhance teaching, and receives an annual stipend of $10,000.

Selection is made by a committee consisting of faculty members from a number of schools, the director of the Center for Teaching, and the associate provost.

 

Past Winners of The Chairs of Teaching Excellence

1994­1997 Donald J. Hall (Law)

Jeanette J. Norden (Cell Biology)

1995­1998 Molly Fritz Miller (Geology)

John J. Siegfried (Economics)

1996­1999 William G. Christie (Owen School)

Virginia M. Scott (French)

1997­2000 Larry J. Griffin (Sociology & Political Science)

Michael Alec Rose (Blair School)

1998­2001 Marshall C. Eakin (History)

Kathleen V. Hoover-Dempsey (Education)

1999­2002 George Becker (Sociology)

Virginia A. Eddy (Medicine)

2000­2003 Terence S. Dermody (Pediatrics)

Leonard Folgarait (Fine Arts)


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