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Senior Lecturer Denis Zhernokleyev Receives 2023 Faculty Advising Award

Posted by on Friday, December 15, 2023 in Faculty News.

Pictured left to right: Senior Associate Dean Roger Moore, Isaac West, Allison Anoll, Anna Marie Bohmann, Mario Rewers, Erika Grundstrom, Richard Haglund, Issam Eido, Denis Zhernokleyev, Interim Dean Tim McNamara.

Denis Zhernokleyev, senior lecturer of German, Russian, and East European Studies, received the 2023 Arts & Science Faculty Advising Award in the Humanities.  He is one of nine faculty members who received the award for demonstrating extraordinary teaching, advising, and dedication and commitment to their students.

Recipients are chosen by a vote of graduating seniors, with one winner selected from each academic division in the College of Arts and Science: humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Each winner receives a cash award and an engraved Mississippi Julep pewter cup.

The Ernest A. Jones Award was established in 1978 by a grateful parent in recognition of the excellent academic advice his son received from Professor Ernest A. Jones of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. In 2019, the award was specialized to recognize advising in math and the natural sciences, and Dean John Geer established dedicated awards for the divisions of humanities and social sciences.

More information on this year’s recipients can be found here: