Teaching Excellence

Award-Winning Teachers

The Department of English values innovative pedagogies, and many of our current faculty members have been recognized for excellence in teaching.

Joe  Amato's portriat.

Joe Amato

2016

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year





Chris  Breu's portriat.

Chris Breu

2012-2013

Outstanding College Teacher Award





Robert  Broad's portriat.

Robert Broad

2008

Outstanding University Teacher Award


1996

University Teaching Initiative Award


2004-2005

Outstanding College Teacher Award



Eileen  Bularzik's portriat.

Eileen Bularzik

2018

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year





Ricardo  Cruz's portriat.

Ricardo Cruz

2006-2007

Outstanding College Teacher Award





Chris  De Santis's portriat.

Chris De Santis

2000

College Teaching Initiative Award





Katherine  Ellison's portriat.

Katherine Ellison

2007

University Teaching Initiative Award


2014-2015

Outstanding College Teacher Award




Angela  Haas's portriat.

Angela Haas

2018

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year


2015-2016

Outstanding College Teacher Award




Sarah  Hochstetler's portriat.

Sarah Hochstetler

2014

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year





Elise Verzosa Hurley's portriat.

Elise Verzosa Hurley

2018

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year


2015

University Teaching Initiative Award




Jeremy  Hurley's portriat.

Jeremy Hurley

2017

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year





Julie  Jung's portriat.

Julie Jung

2014

Outstanding University Teacher Award


2001

University Teaching Initiative Award


2007-2008

Outstanding College Teacher Award



Susan  Kim's portriat.

Susan Kim

2015 - 2019

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year





Tara  Lyons's portriat.

Tara Lyons

2017

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year





Mary  Moran's portriat.

Mary Moran

2016

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year





Jan  Neuleib's portriat.

Jan Neuleib

1996

Outstanding University Teacher Award


1994-1995

Outstanding College Teacher Award




Brian  Rejack's portriat.

Brian Rejack

2015

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year





Amy  Robillard's portriat.

Amy Robillard

2017

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year


2013-2014

Outstanding College Teacher Award


2013-2014

The John A. Dossey Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Tenured Faculty Member



Lisya  Seloni's portriat.

Lisya Seloni

2013

University Teaching Initiative Award


2013-2014

Excellence Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Pre-tenured Faculty Member




K. Aaron Smith's portriat.

K. Aaron Smith

2019-2020

The John A. Dossey Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Tenured Faculty Member


2008-2009

Outstanding College Teacher Award


2007-2008

Excellence Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Pre-tenured Faculty Member



Erika  Sparby's portriat.

Erika Sparby

2019

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year





Jan  Susina's portriat.

Jan Susina

2016

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year





Roberta  Trites's portriat.

Roberta Trites

1999

Outstanding University Teacher Award


1997-1998

Outstanding College Teacher Award


1996

University Teaching Initiative Award



Joyce  Walker's portriat.

Joyce Walker

2019

Department of English Exceptional Teacher of the Year





Kirstin Hotelling Zona's portriat.

Kirstin Hotelling Zona

2002-2003

Outstanding College Teacher Award