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. 
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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

Sara Hanson
Sara Hanson Receives Collaboration for Change Award

Sara Hanson, associate professor of marketing, received the Collaboration for Change Award at the annual Engage for Change Awards Celebration hosted by the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement. This award honors a collaborative community-based partnership between campus and community stakeholders and recognizes Dr. Hanson's work as director of the Spider Business Hub. 

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Dr. Laura E. Knouse
Knouse Published

Laura Knouse, professor of psychology, published “Thriving in College with ADHD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Workbook for Students,” Taylor & Francis and “Thriving in College with ADHD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Manual for Therapists,” Taylor & Francis. The treatment resources are for college students with ADHD and the clinicians (therapist, psychologists, counselors) who work with them. Collaborators are from University of South Carolina, University of Wyoming, and Appalachian State University.

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Dr. Laura E. Knouse
Knouse & Undergraduates Published

Laura Knouse, professor of psychology, along with five undergraduate co-authors (Mamie Ziegler, '22, Ilana Lavine, '23, Junming Zhang, '22, Yixue Cheng, '21, Hoor Ul Ain, '23) published "Avoidant Automatic Thoughts are Associated with Task Avoidance and Inattention in the Moment" in Cognitive Therapy and Research, with support from the Office of the Provost Faculty Fellows Program and Arts & Sciences Summer Research Fellowship.

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Dr. Yucong Jiang
Jiang & Undergraduates Presented

Yucong Jiang, assistant professor of computer science, and students Caitlin Sales '24 and John (Peiyi) Wang '25, published “An Interactive Tool for Exploring Score-Aligned Performances: Opportunities for Enhanced Music Engagement” in the proceedings of the Audio Mostly 2023 conference and presented their work at the conference in Edinburgh.

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