Faculty Recognition

Faculty Recognition

The University of Richmond encourages, supports, and recognizes outstanding contributions to the campus community by our faculty.

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Endowed Chairs, Professorships, and Fellowships

Funded by donor generosity, endowed chairs, professorships, and fellowships, allow the University to recruit the most talented teacher-scholars to Richmond, retain our existing outstanding faculty members, and invest in innovative pedagogical approaches.
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Distinguished Educator Awards

Since 1975, when the Cabell Foundation made a grant to the University for use in attracting and retaining outstanding faculty, the Distinguished Educator Awards have honored excellence in teaching. Please review the guidelines for more information on nomination and selection. 


Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2024, an annual event to mark the official start of the academic year, Colloquy provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to come together to recognize Distinguished Educator and Distinguished Scholarship Award recipients, and the installation of newly appointed endowed position holders. 
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Distinguished Scholarship Awards

The Distinguished Scholarship Award recognizes full-time faculty of the University for a consistent record of outstanding contributions in scholarship as documented through published research, scholarship, or creative expression. Please review the guidelines for more information on nomination and selection. 

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Distinguished Faculty Service Awards

The Distinguished Faculty Service Award recognizes full-time faculty of the University for a record of outstanding contributions in service to the University. Please review the guidelines for more information on nomination and selection. 

Faculty Accomplishments Reception

The Faculty Accomplishments Reception is an annual event held in honor of faculty successes in the form of research and scholarly publications, as well as creative achievements in the visual and performing arts. The event honors work from the prior calendar year.

Faculty Accomplishments

Ann C. Hodges
Hodges Featured in WalletHub as Labor Expert

Ann Hodges, SPCS paralegal studies program chair and professor of law emerita, is featured as a labor market expert in a WalletHub article, Hardest-Working Cities in America (2024). Hodges answers questions about worker productivity, employee engagement, and employer contributions to workers’ quality of life.

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Dr. Rhiannon Graybill
Graybill Awarded

Rhiannon Graybill, Marcus M. and Carole M. Weinstein & Gilbert M. and Fannie S. Rosenthal Chair of Jewish Studies, received the American Academy of Religion's 2022 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Textual Studies for the book Texts after Terror: Rape Sexual Violence, and the Hebrew Bible. The annual competition recognizes new scholarly publications that make significant contributions to the study of religion. This year, 2022 and 2023 awards were announced simultaneously.

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Faculty Co-author Publication

Tom Arnold, professor of finance, and Cassandra Marshall, associate professor of finance, co-authored "Introducing a Real Option Framework for EVA/MVA Analysis" with two fellow researchers. The paper was published in The Engineering Economist. 

Dr. Guzel Garifullina
Garifullina Published

Guzel Garifullina, assistant professor of leadership studies, published "Ambition without Democracy: When the Cautious Seek Office," in Democratization

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