Sheedy Teaching Award
The Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award is presented annually to an outstanding teacher in the College of Arts and Letters.
The Sheedy Award was founded in 1970 in honor of Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., who served as dean of the College from 1951–69, and acknowledges a faculty member who has sustained excellence in research and instruction over a wide range of courses. This individual must also motivate and enrich students using innovative and creative teaching methods and influence teaching and learning within the department, College, and University.
2016 Award Recipient
Associate Professor Marisel Moreno
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Moreno is a specialist in U.S. Latino/a literature and Latino-Caribbean authors and has published widely on this subject in top academic journals in her field. Issues of race, gender, and ethnicity are central to her work. Her first book, Family Matters: Puerto Rican Women Authors on the Island and the Mainland, was published in 2012 as part of the New World Series of the University of Virginia Press. Additionally, she has published blogs on The Huffington Post on community-based learning and other topics, and she is currently working on her second book, provisionally titled Caribbean Borderlands and Undocumented Migration in U.S Latino/a Literature and Art.
In 2011, Moreno received the Indiana Governor’s Award for Service-Learning in recognition of “her pioneering work creating the first senior-level Spanish literature course in the College of Arts and Letters that features a required community-service component at La Casa de Amistad.” She has developed two service-learning or community-based learning courses: Migrant Voices: U.S. Latino Literature and Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Latino Literature, which were designed with course development grants from the Center for Social Concerns and the Institute for Latino Studies.
She is a faculty fellow in the Institute for Latino Studies and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and previously received the American Association of University Women Fellowship.
Moreno will be honored at a faculty reception in December.
Previous Award Recipients
|2016||Marisel Moreno||Romance Languages and Literatures|
|2015||Robert Sedlack||Video, News story||Art, Art History, and Design|
|2014||John Sitter||Video, Speech, News story||English|
|2013||Julia Douthwaite||Video, News story||Romance Languages and Literatures|
|2012||Peter Holland||Video, Speech||Film, Television, and Theatre|
|2011||Thomas F.X. Noble||Speech||History|
|2010||James Collins||Speech||Film, Television, and Theatre|
|2009||Richard Pierce||Speech||Africana Studies|
|2006||Christian Moevs||Speech||Romance Languages and Literatures|
|2005||Gail Bederman (co-recipient)||Speech||History|
|2005||William Ramsey (co-recipient)||Speech||Philosophy|
|2004||William H. Leahy (co-recipient)||Speech||Economics and Policy Studies|
|2004||A. Peter Walshe (co-recipient)||Speech||Political Science|
|2002||Andrew Weigert||Student reflections: Christopher Broughton, Eugene Kang, and Sarah MacMillen||Sociology|
|2001||Stephen M. Fallon (co-recipient)||Speech||Program of Liberal Studies|
|2001||Wilson “Bill” Miscamble, C.S.C. (co-recipient)||Speech||History|
|2000||Reginald F. Bain||Speech||Film, Television, and Theatre|
|1999||Douglas Kinsey||Speech||Art, Art History, and Design|
|1997||Frederick J. Crosson||Program of Liberal Studies|
|1995||A. James McAdams||Government and Int’l Relations|
|1993||Jeanne Day (co-recipient)||Psychology|
|1993||Timothy Scully (co-recipient)||Government and Int’l Relations|
|1990||Sonia G. Gernes||English|
|1989||Richard F. Foley||Philosophy|
|1988||Rev. George Minamiki, S.J.||Modern & Classical Languages|
|1986||James O. Bellis||Anthropology|
|1985||M. Kathryn Tillman||Program of Liberal Studies|
|1983||John Roos||Government and Int’l Relations|
|1979||Rev. Thomas Blantz, C.S.C.||History|
|1978||Rev. John Dunne, C.S.C.||Theology|
|1977||Edward Cronin||Program of Liberal Studies|
|1973||Robert Vacca||Modern & Classical Languages|