Academics: Faculty

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Presidential Faculty Awards

Spelman College congratulates its presidential faculty award winners.

2017 Award Recipients

Excellence in Scholarship Award
Richard Benson II, Ph.D., assistant professor of education

Excellence in Service Award
Margery Ganz, Ph.D., professor emerita of history

Excellence in Mentoring Award
Jerry Volcy, Ph.D., Brown-Simmons professor of computer and information sciences, director of the Spelman Innovation Lab

Excellence in Teaching Award
Ashante' Reese, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology and anthropology

Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award
Dorian Crosby, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science

Newly Tenured/Promoted Faculty

Previous Award Recipients

2016 Recipients

Newly Tenured Faculty
Jacqueline Alvarez-Ogbesor, Ph.D., associate professor of world languages and literature
Tracy Lang, M.F.A., associate professor of drama and dance
Unislawa Williams, Ph.D., associate professor of political science
Yonas Tekle, Ph.D., associate professor of biology
Xuexin Liu, Ph.D., professor of world languages and literature

2015 Recipients

  • Jeffrey Ehme, Ph.D., professor and chair of mathematics, Senior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Jimmeka Guillory, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Christine Sizemore, Ph.D., professor emerita of English, Senior Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award
  • Jakita Thomas, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science, Junior Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award
  • Anne Bradford Warner, Ph.D., associate professor of English (retired) and director emerita of the Comprehensive Writing Program, Distinguished Service Award
  • Leyte Winfield, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry, Vulcan Award for Teaching Excellence

2014 Recipients

  • Michael Burns-Kaurin, Ph.D., associate professor of physics, Senior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Jennifer Kovacs, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, Junior Faculty
    Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Aditi Pai, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, Senior Faculty Scholarship Award
  • A. Nayena Blankson, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, Junior Faculty Scholarship Award
  • Soraya Merkerta, director of the African Diaspora and the World Program and associate professor of French and Francophone studies, Distinguished Service Award
  • Angelino Viceisza, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics, Vulcan Award for Teaching Excellence

2013 Recipients