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Eight Eberly faculty members recognized for excellence in teaching, research and service

Eight members of the faculty in Eberly College of Arts and Sciences have been recognized for their excellence in teaching, research and service.

Each year, Eberly College honors faculty members with its Outstanding Teacher Awards, Outstanding Researcher Awards and the Award for Outstanding Outreach or Public Service. Recipients in each category receive a stipend to help further their research, teaching and service efforts.

The Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes the distinctive contributions of Eberly College’s best teachers. In addition to their monetary award, Outstanding Teachers have their names added to a permanent plaque in Woodburn Hall to commemorate their recognition. The recipients of the 2023-24 Outstanding Teacher Awards are:

  • Stephanie Young , Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and the Eberly College Director of the STEM Collaborative Biology
  • Devin Smart , Assistant Professor of History
  • David Miller, Professor of Mathematics and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Mathematical and Data Sciences
  • Lisa DiBartolomeo , Teaching Professor of Russian Studies and Slavic and East European Studies

The Outstanding Researcher Award recognizes Eberly faculty’s distinctive achievements in research and scholarship – this includes developing new information, critically examining new or old information, writing scholarly essays, and publishing novels, plays, poems or nonfiction essays. The award may be given for a single work of special significance or for a collection of related works. The recipients of the 2023-24 Outstanding Researcher Awards are:

  • Jessie Wilkerson , Associate Professor and Stuart and Joyce Robbins Distinguished Chair of History
  • Sarah Spolaor , Associate professor of astronomy
  • Melissa Blank , Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Director of Graduate Training and Coordinator of Behavioral Neuroscience Program in the Department of Psychology

Eberly College’s Award for Outstanding Outreach or Public Service recognizes faculty whose outreach or service activities apply the results of teaching and research to create positive impact upon residents or programs in the region or state. The award may be given for an extensive special project or a series of related activities that exceed normal expectations for service.

The recipient of the 2023-24 Award for Outstanding Outreach or Public Service is Stephanie McWilliams, Service Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Quin Curtis Center. The Quin Curtis Center is a psychological service, training and research center that provides innovative, time-efficient treatments for clients with a variety of problems.