Alumni Awards for Faculty Research & Teaching Excellence

The Faculty Development & Research Committee is tasked with selecting and presenting two significant, university-wide faculty awards one highlighting research excellence and the other recognizing outstanding teaching   through the Provost’s Office. 

  • The D. P. Russ, Jr. and Walter S. Jones, Sr. Alumni Award for Research Excellence
  • The D. P. Russ, Jr. and Walter S. Jones, Sr. Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence

The D. P. Russ, Jr. and Walter S. Jones, Sr. Alumni Awards for Research and for Teaching  Excellence represent the highest faculty commendation within the University. These awards aim to give all faculty members a chance to recognize the good work of their fellow colleagues. 

Recipients receive a commemorative trophy and a $500 prize during the annual end-of-year picnic each spring. They are also featured in Accolades, an annual publication highlighting the scholarly achievements of University faculty.

Nominations

Nominations are open to all full-time faculty members at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Any faculty member may nominate any other full-time faculty member, whether that person resides in one’s own department or another. Nominations are confidential.

Submission Requirements

Nominations should be made to the Faculty Development and Research Committee at facultydevelopment@campbell.edu in the form of a letter of nomination highlighting recent accomplishments, the record of outstanding achievement and the overall worthiness of the nominee. 

  • The committee reviews letters only, not curriculum vitae.
  • Each letter should include the nominee’s name, rank, department/academic unit, and years at Campbell.
  • Highlight major accomplishments, publications, or activities that commend this individual. When the opportunity is available, please contextualize those accomplishments to help provide perspective.

Nomination submissions close on February 15.

Past Recipients

The D. P. Russ, Jr. and Walter S. Jones, Sr.
Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence

2020 — Dr. Brian Kesling (Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences)
2019 — 
Dr. Michelle Green (Physical Therapy, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences) 
2018 — Dr. Meredith Williams (Math/Information Technology & Security, College of Arts & Sciences)
2017 — Dr. Mike Cogdill (Divinity School)
2016 — Dr. Charlotte Paolini, (Family Medicine, Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine)
2015 — Dr. Jennifer Smith (Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences)
2014 — Dr. Yu-Mong Hsiao (School of Business) 
2013 — Dr. Chris Havran (Biology, College of Arts & Sciences)
2012 — Dr. Michael Smith (Communication, College of Arts & Sciences)

The D. P. Russ, Jr. and Walter S. Jones, Sr.
Alumni Award for Research Excellence

2020 — Dr. Eric Dunnum, English, College of Arts & Sciences
2019 — 
Dr. Alicia Myers (Divinity School)   
2018 — Dr. Richard Bohannon (Physical Therapy, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences)
2017 — Dr. Ran Whitley (Music, College of Arts & Sciences)
2016 — Lucas Osborn, (Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law)
2015 — Dr. Gary Taylor (Psychology, School of Education)
2014 — Dr. Glenn Jonas (Christian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences)
2013 —Dr. Sal Mercogliano (History, College of Arts & Sciences)
2012 — Dr. Richard Drew (Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences)