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. 

Colloquy

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

Dr. Karina Vazquez
Vázquez Awarded

Karina Vázquez, teaching faculty of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies, was selected as the 2024 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Awardee. Learn more.

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Bob Spires
Spires Interviewed on Teach & Tell Podcast

Bob Spires, associate professor of education, was the featured guest on episode 31 of the Teach & Tell podcast. Host Mike Raymer talks with Spires about encouraging students who “always wanted to be a teacher” and finding ways to promote the upside of being a teacher.

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Dr. Karina Vazquez
Vázquez Presented

Karina Vázquez, teaching faculty of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies, presented at "Muestra de manuscritos y conversatorio, Aurora Venturini: modos de leer, pensar, escribir." The event was hosted by Centro de Estudios de Teoría y Crítica Literaria Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Dr. Jeffrey Simpson
Simpson and Undergraduate Students Published

Jeffrey Simpson, teaching faculty of chemistry, along with undergraduate researchers Jamie Kaplan, ‘26, and Mackey Sherard, ‘24, and collaborators including Michael Leopold, Floyd D. and Elisabeth S. Gottwald Professor of Chemistry, published "Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles and Halogen Bonding Interactions Involving Fentanyl and Fentanyl Derivatives” in Nanomaterials.

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