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.
2017 Award Recipient
Associate Professor Jessica Collett
Department of Sociology
A social psychologist, Collett studies small group processes, identity, and the relationship between the two. She uses diverse methodological approaches, employing social psychological concepts and theories in the study of family, religion, work, and education. Collett is a co-author of a leading textbook in her field, Social Psychology, and her research has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Social Science Research, and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, among others.
She is currently examining graduate student professionalization, the sociological sources and implications of imposter syndrome, and the effects of changing conceptions of fatherhood.
Collect holds a concurrent appointment in the Gender Studies Program. She is also a faculty fellow in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and a faculty affiliate of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, the Environmental Change Initiative, the GLOBES graduate training program in environment and society, and the poverty studies interdisciplinary minor.
Collett was honored at a faculty reception on December 5, 2017, in the McKenna Hall Auditorium at the Notre Dame Conference Center.
Previous Award Recipients
|2017||Jessica Collett||Video, Speech, News story||Sociology|
|2016||Marisel Moreno||Video, Speech, News story||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|