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 attracting and retiaining outstanding faculty, the Distinguished Educator Awards have honored excellence in teaching. Please review the guidelines for more information on nominiation and selection. 


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 Education and Distinguished Scholarship Award recipients, and the installation of newly appointed endowed position holders.  The 2023-2024 Academic Year Colloquy will occur on Aug. 23, 2023.
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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. 

Faculty Accomplishments

Dr. Julie Pollock
Pollock and Undergraduate Students Published

Julie Pollock, associate professor of chemistry, and Hannah Parker, an undergraduate student, authored a mini-review for the Journal of the Endocrine Society entitled "Advances in the Development of Prodrugs as Selective Modulators of Estrogen Receptors."

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Bob Spires
Spires Published in 'Social Change'

Bob Spires, associate professor of education, has published with two co-authors an article titled The Stickiness of Tea Garden Workers’ Situation in Assam, India in the journal Social Change. The study examines a survey of over 3,000 tea garden worker respondents in three locations across Assam to understand the material realities of these workers and their families.

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Andrew Schoeneman
Schoeneman Leads Hanover Nonprofit Gathering

Andrew Schoeneman, chair and assistant professor of nonprofit studies, led a Nonprofit Gathering on program evaluation for the Hanover County Chamber of Commerce. Schoeneman shared methods to collect information to report on and make important decisions about a nonprofit program.

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Dr. Gengsong Gao
Gao Published

Gengsong Gao, associate professor of Chinese studies, published an article in The China Quarterly titled, "Chinese Celebrities? Political Signaling on Sina Weibo," with co-author Dan Chen, assistant professor of political science.

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