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. Dana El Kurd
El Kurd Selected

Dana El Kurd, assistant professor of political science, was selected as one of three early career researchers to serve as a teaching fellow for the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research's New Voices Initiative.

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Dr. Dana El Kurd
El Kurd Published

Dana El Kurd, assistant professor of political science, published the article "Is Graduate School Worth It? Harassment and Graduate-Student Satisfaction in Political Science" in PS Political Science & Politics.

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Dr. Julie Baker
Baker Featured in Podcast

Julie Baker, director of the French Intensive Language Program, was featured in a the podcast "World Language Classroom" in episode "Simple Ways to Make Activities More Communicative with Julie Baker."

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Dr. Elizabeth Baughan
Baughan Published

Elizabeth Baughan, associate professor of classics and archaeology and art history, published the article "Forms and Functions of Beds and Couches in Etruscan and Anatolian Tombs" in a book she co-edited, Etruria and Anatolia: Material Connections and Artistic Exchange.

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