College Faculty Members Recognized in Teaching Excellence Awards

College Faculty Members Recognized in Teaching Excellence Awards

The Mason Center for Teaching & Faculty Excellence has announced its 2012 Teaching Excellence Awards, which represent “Mason’s highest recognition for faculty members who demonstrate exceptional skill and commitment to their teaching and learning practices.” Faculty members are nominated for this honor by their peers, by students, or by administrators. The Center's committee selects the awardees after a mulit-layered review process. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is extremely pleased and proud to note that a number of its faculty members are among the award winners. 

Julie Owen, of the New Century College, and Danielle Rudes, of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, have won 2012 University Teaching Excellence Awards. Lisa Lister, of the Department of English, has won the 2012 University Teaching Excellence Award with special recognition in General Education. 

Moreover, the following faculty members have been named as 2012 Teachers of Distinction:

  • Shannon Davis, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Hugh Gusterson, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Jaime Lester, Higher Education Program
  • Shannon Portillo, Criminology, Law and Society

The college is extremely proud to be so well represented by these terrific educators, and we are delighted that the university is recognizing their outstanding work on behalf of their students.