Academy of Teaching Excellence

Academy of Teaching Excellence

Executive Committee

Chair Elect
Social Chair
Past Chair
Anthony ‘Kwame’ Harrison, Sociology
Alex Niemiera, Horticulture
Marian Mollin, History
Tom Martin, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alan Weinstein, Music
Terry Clements, Landscape Architecture
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Award Committee Chairs

University Teaching and Learning Awards
Alumni Teaching Award Anthony 'Kwame' Harrison
Sociology (0137), 231-4519
University Wine Award Alex Niemiera
Horticulture (0402), 231-6723
University Sporn Award Stephen Skripak
Management (0233), 231-7383
Find out more information on Faculty Awards through the Office of the Provost.

Contacts for College Teaching Awards

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Alex Niemiera, 231-6723

College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Kathryn Clarke Albright, 231-0795

Pamplin College of Business

Kevin Carlson, 231-6595

College of Engineering

Carin Roberts-Wollmann, 231-2052

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Tom Ewing, 231-3212

College of Natural Resources and Environment

Tom Hammett, 231-2716

Stephanie Hart, 231-3484

College of Science

Rachel Diana, 231-1913

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Kevin Pelzer, 231-4618


Founded originally in 1974 to honor and reward excellence in instruction, the Academy of Teaching Excellence membership voted in 1987 to expand its role significantly beyond honorary status. The membership defined the Academy as an organization of faculty committed to the enhancement of the educational environment, the highest standards of instruction, the vigilant pursuit of new forms and technologies of teaching, the continual evaluation of practices and standards of teaching effectiveness, and personal and organizational commitment to the importance of teaching in the research university.
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