Julia Fesmire and Candice Amich to win Vanderbilt Teaching Awards
Each academic year at a meeting of the faculty during the fall semester, the professors and administrators of the College of Arts and Science recognize excellence in teaching and mentoring within the Arts and Science community. These awards are an important part of the Arts and Science tradition, and the recipients are some of the most distinguished and beloved professors, instructors, and mentors in the history of Vanderbilt.
Congratulations to Candice Amich!
2020 recipient of The Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
The Jeffrey Nordhaus Award was established in 1982 by a gift from Katherine Stumb Nordhaus and George Nordhaus in memory of their son, Jeffrey, victim of an airplane crash in 1979. George Nordhaus, Jeffrey’s father, is a 1955 Vanderbilt University graduate.
The awards recognize Arts and Science faculty who have excelled in teaching undergraduates. Nominations are reviewed and ranked by student members of Phi Beta Kappa, after which the dean selects a winner. Each winner receives a cash award and an engraved Mississippi Julep pewter cup.
In 2004 the Jeffrey Nordhaus Award was expanded by the Nordhaus family to recognize excellence in teaching within each of the three main areas of Arts and Science–the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences.
Congratulations Julia Fesmire!
2020 recipient of the Harriet S. Gilliam Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer
The Gilliam Award was established in 1995 in memory of Harriet S. Gilliam, B.A., 1966. The award recognizes a lecturer or senior lecturer who has achieved excellence in teaching undergraduates. Candidates may be either full- or part-time and must have taught at least five semesters. Nominations are reviewed and ranked by student members of Phi Beta Kappa, after which the dean selects a winner. The award winner receives a cash award and an engraved Mississippi Julep pewter cup.